I began my career in publishing design (1995) and started teaching in 2008. Through teaching, I grew a love for telling stories through art - namely, simplifying complicated stories through painting. I find magic in both concisely executing conceptual ideas as well as allowing my brush to take the reins. Painting is a time of solace, a time where I allow the barriers of self-restriction to dissolve.

Art is my long-time companion. If life would allow me, I would like to paint for the rest of my life.

BFA: School of Visual Arts
Graphic design and Advertising
MA: NYU
Communication Psychology

13 Years of design/art director experience :
Time Warner Inc.
Fortune/Money Magazine
The Associated Press
Viacom Inc. Simon and Schuster
Walt Disney Corp.
Discover Magazine
Bergdorf Goodman
Art Director's Club / How Magazine International Awards

12 years Teaching Experience:
Won 287 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Annual Nations Awards
Scholastic Art and Writing Teacher's Award
Key sponsor for NJDFO with annual art exhibition/auction

Exhibition/Publications
‘Street’ Glasgow gallery exhibition, Scotland Jan 2020
Art Ascent Magazine Aug 2020 Abstract painting publication (Selected for Front Cover and spread)
'Out of Balance' London International Art Fair Sept 2020
‘Contemporary portrait’ CICA museum exhibition, Seoul Korea (scheduled) Jan 2021