New York City is my spiritual home because I was born and brought up there. At an early age, I visited New York’s world class museums, zoos, and parks; I became enamored with art, ancient history, and the natural sciences. I have traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and parts of Asia and the Middle East to see great art and go to historical sites. Often, I travel to New York City and other urban art centers to keep abreast of the current trends in the art world.
In Florida, I went to nursing school where I received the Nursing Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence, and became a Registered Nurse. After moving to the Bay Area, I worked as a surgical nurse in the operating rooms of local hospitals, including Stanford. I married a fellow New Yorker and settled in Los Altos to raise three lovely children.
Later, I studied ancient history and graduated, magna cum laude, with a degree in history from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. Thereafter, I immersed myself in innumerable college courses in studio arts and art history. I also studied painting with three master painters. For two and one half years, I was in a Master of Fine Arts in Painting program at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley. I have my own art studio in which I work almost every day.
Frequently, I enter local, national, and international juried art competitions. I have been in many solo and group exhibitions in venues such as: The San Jose Museum of Art, the Art Museum of Los Gatos (where I was awarded First Place), the Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont, the Coastal Art Museum, Half Moon Bay, and California Fine Art at the California State Fair, Sacramento (where I was given the Award of Excellence). My paintings are on permanent display at a Kaiser medical facility.
Hang Gallery, based in San Francisco, represented me in its Palo Alto annex. Presently, I am represented by Gallery 24 in Los Gatos, and the Branner/Spangenberg Gallery, Redwood City. Under the latter’s sponsorship, my name is listed in Art in America Guide.