I was born and raised in Maryland surrounded by horses and farms. My parents were both antique dealers which left me constantly surrounded by curiosities and beautiful objects. I was identified as a gifted artist at a young age and art was my joy, art school; however, was rejected by my parents and I was pushed into teaching; which became a joy and is an art in it's own way. I began studying painting about three years ago after my move to the Charleston area unearthed talent that I didn't even know I still had. I love the process of painting from that first idea to the early sketch and then on to the canvas. Watching my work unfold lifts my spirit. I am in awe of the possibility that lies within a tube of paint.