Born in New York, I studied painting at University of the Arts, and also at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC. As a child, I often traveled since my father was in the Army. I enjoyed being in different places such as Denver, Virginia, Nashville, Maryland, San Juan Puerto RIco, and and the Virgin Islands.
The feeling of a landscape often remains embedded in my mind. As an adult, I still paint landscapes and sometimes figures; or figures that look like landscapes, or landscapes that look like figures. It was one of these figure/landscapes that was included in an exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, “Insomnia, Landscapes of the Night”. When painting figures, I like the abstract qualities in their shapes, sometimes with the juxtaposition of words.
For many years I taught art for the School District of Philadelphia, and then taught ten years online where I was inspired by my students. Now I manage the Lieberman Gallery at Settlement Music School Germantown, satellite of Allens Lane Art Center.
I paint because it creates a link with others, and connects me to my feelings and felt sense. The process of painting is visual communication with the world, and it provides an unexpected new perspective, a sense of place and kinesthetic sense.