This site was begun in 2009 first and foremost as a place to share my work and my musings on painting. As time went by, I realized how difficult it is to ever completely share one’s feelings on art without putting them into the context in which I experience them, one which includes who or what I like or need to look at for inspiration and why. At the same time, I was missing the dialogue of teaching after so many years of working closely with students.
As for my background, I was born in 1973 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in the United States, the second of seven children. I graduated cum laude from Lawrence University in 1995 with a double bachelor of arts in English Literature and Italian Renaissance studies. In 1998, I moved to Florence, Italy to begin my studies at Charles Cecil Studios in charcoal, pencil and pastel drawing of the figure, cast, and portrait, and in 2000 I began painting in oil and teaching. In 2003, I was pleased to receive the “Best of Show” award at the Trinidad, Colorado National Fine Arts Competition, and I am very honored that my works now rest in private collections in Australia, Canada, England, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Malta, Spain, South Africa, and the United States. I have exhibited in London, New York, Boston, Rome, Florence, and Napoli.
From 2003 to 2008, I taught drawing and painting in my private studio school in Florence, Italy to students from around the world. From 2009-2011, I concentrated on both indoor and outdoor scenes in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Rehovot, Israel. Since 2012, I call Napoli my home, where I devote myself to my two children and sneak in painting time whenever I can, with the help of my husband. I am currently focused on landscape and cityscape subjects in neighborhoods which are very dear to me.
4 thoughts on “About Me”
The Talmud states as follows;Ten measures of beauty descended upon this world and nine of these measures took Jerusalem,You seem to capture some of this beauty in your paintings.
Thank you, to visit our gallery; Prince Street Gallery.
I am today’s sitter. Yookan
i like your paintings very much…
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