I was born in 1955, an only child of a very mobile family. This mobility placed me in many interesting environments helping to enhance my already creative imagination. The continuous travel sparked a sense of curiosity and ceaseless adventure that has to this day been a part of my design process.
I discovered my artistic ability while studying Chinese brush painting in Taiwan. I found the discipline to be very tranquil and therapeutic which inspired me to seek out further training in the art field. It was soon after that I took a jewelry making class as a curiosity in high school.
I graduated from high school and soon returned to the United States were I pursued my dreams at a small college in Virginia (Virginia Wesleyan) under the capable hands of watercolorist, Barclay Sheaks. It was the second semester of my second year that I decided the two dimensional format was confining and discovered the wonders of sculpture. I continued my exploration of sculpture at James Madison University where I found the magic of metal, in the form of wearable art. I found in jewelry making the qualities that sculpture possesses and the realistic potential of making a living. I finished my education at James Madison and immediately started a new education running a gallery with my husband, a potter, where I marketed my wearable art.
The first years of my professional career were devoted to commissions where I found making one-of-a-kind pieces tailored for an individual a welcome challenge. I continued this path for twelve years when the desire to produce pieces that were unique and aesthetically pleasing to sell to a larger clientele became my focus. I love my craft and the joy it brings me. Still pursuing the challenge of being an artist and businessperson, I continue to stretch my creative side for new adventures.