I began my artistry creating hand-painted clothing in high school, and selling my designs at local fine arts & craft shows in New Jersey where I grew up.From the suburbs to beach-towns and cities, my artwork celebrates children, families and my passion for the performing arts. Community based artwork has been a constant throughout my career as an artist and art educator. Teaching in public schools, art centers and neighborhoods, my inspiration of sketching children in their self expression has been a main subject for me. My paintings and murals have been created for schools, homes, cafes & restaurants. I have collaborated with musicians poets & directors designing backdrops for bands and stage plays. From these experiences, my poetry and spoken word have become a reflective extension of my hearts’s journey as an artist. I welcome you to my world.