I explore, experiment and observe how
my spontaneous arrangements work together to define a piece.
My one-of-a-kind jewelry represents a broad spectrum of color, design and material. I continue to work in the paper collage medium where I began my career while continually expanding my interests in metalsmithing, enameling and construction. My intent is to make individualistic pieces by exploring color/pattern combinations, mark making and the interplay of materials.
My mixed-media wall pieces offer a contrasting approach to the intimate scale of jewelry. With this liberation of scale my materials include an almost limitless array of possibilities such as weathered canvas, paper, acrylic paint, metal and found objects, just to name a few.
I was born in Brooklyn, NY into a family of accomplished artists. I earned my degree in fine art from the University of NH and later worked in the graphic arts as an art director for several magazines and publications.
In 1989 I shifted my focus and became a full-time studio artist. Though mostly self taught in the techniques I use today, I've learned certain technical skills from courses and workshops. I'm a believer in learning by doing, taking creative risks and repurposing materials.
I have been honored by numerous gallery exhibitions, museum representation and awards of merit. My work has been featured in publications such as Jewelry Artist, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Artscope, Art New England, NH Home, Elle Decor, New England Crafts Connoisseur and the Boston Globe and in the books Art Jewelry Today and Mastering Contemporary Jewelry Design.