Ahh, Maine the way life should be... that is our state motto and how true it is. I am a transplanted New Yorker living in this beautiful, peaceful state of Maine. As a child I was surrounded by art in some form of the hustle and bustle of New York City. My mom was always sketching, sewing or crafting. It would not be unusual for me to come home from school and find the walls hand stenciled or the livingroom ceiling covered with hanging hand made glittery star bursts! Both grandmothers also were skilled and avided hand crafters or makers as we call them today. With something always art related going on I was exposed and encouraged to explore all mediums. About 6 years ago I transitioned from watercolor to acrylic for the control,vibrancy and the texture-and I love it! I have always loved taking workshops and classes and I have had the good fortune to study with many talented artists who have influnced my work. My work is truly inspired by my surroundings. Often times my curiosity and passion changes from a still life -to a street scene or our stunning views in Maine. Recently, I have had the good fortune of transitioning from a 9-5 work pace, to setting up my home art studio here in Cape Elizabeth Maine. I also create jewelry, knit and have a small consulting firm. I reside here with my husband and two Maine Coon cats, who rule the roost!!