As a child, my mother always encouraged the arts. However, I didn't think of myself as art school "material" or consider art as a career until I won an award from the Scholastic Art Awards Competition in high school. I won an honorable mention and additionally was awarded the Francis Larkin McCommon Scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. I decided to give art a try. After a taste of the south I continued my education and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts -Painting from the University of New Hampshire.
Post college, and post international exchange to the Netherlands, I taught art to a home school group for a short while. While enjoyable and rewarding, I lacked confidence that I could make a living on it. This started me off on a series of “real” jobs, leading me through the worlds of travel, non-profit head hunting, and agricultural advocacy. Art kept its hand in my life, however, leading me to ceramics and eventually back to teaching.
Exhibits and Professional Associations
2005-2007 -Kimball Jenkins School of Art, Concord NH
2009-2010- Valley Artisans Cooperative, Epsom, NH
2002- Present -Currier Museum School of Art, Manchester, NH
2014- Present - East Colony Fine Art, Manchester, NH