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Enthusiasm for art as a child  and  growing up with supportive parents who encouraged a love for drawing, pastel and oil painting, was part of my experience.  I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus on graphic design and worked  in the  field for several years as a layout and paste-up artist, and then creating designs for children's t-shirts and sleepwear, while  raising my two children. However, I  continued to paint, and sold  work regularly at art fairs, festivals, and online. while winning several  awards in shows in the tri-state area.  


 As a faculty member at the Spring Street Art Center in New Jersey I presently enjoy the opportunity to show my work and interact with the community as well as  teaching classes in acrylic and oil painting.


Professional Affiliations include membership with the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council (SCAHC) of New Jersey and  the National Oil Painters and Acrylics Society (NOAPS).