about
Me

The moment I lit the torch and saw the precious metal glow, I knew I was hooked.

 

I have been an artist all my life, working with oils, watercolors and photography. A few years ago I dove into jewelry art, which brings together my inspiration of many years and turns it into something permanent and wearable.  For my jewelry I use exclusively 100% recycled gold and silver, and ethically sourced stones.

 

I find inspiration in nature, mythology archaeology and cosmology. My designs come to life much like my paintings, spontaneously. Each piece is made by me in my studio. Every stone I use is chosen for it's unique and interesting characteristics. I find beauty in imperfect gemstones and their natural inclusions. 

 

I love to make jewelry that can be worn everyday and for any occasion. I create each piece with the intention to make the person wearing it empowered and protected.

Education and Organizations

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Boston University

Bachelor of Art in Art History with a minor in Archaeology, Boston University

Member of Washington Guild of Goldsmiths

Member of Gaithersburg Artist Collective

Member of 9 East Contemporary Artists Guild (2011-2014)

Solo exhibitions

Healing Art, Element Wellness, Rockville, MD, ongoing

Healing Art, Element Wellness,  Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 2009-2013

Through the Looking Glass, Huntington Public Library, Huntington, NY 2009

Watercolors, Tea@Tiques, Huntington, NY, 2008

Oil Paintings, Castelo di Borghese Vineyard Gallery, Cutchogue, NY, 2006

Micro vs. Macro, HNTB Architecture, Washington DC, 2001

From Anemone to Zygote, PII Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2001  

Reflections on the Complexities of Life, Amber Gallery, Washington DC, 2000 

Selected group exhibitions

10 Years of Silverworks, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD, 2019

Art at the Mill, Millwood, VA, 2019

Metalworks, Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, MD, 2018

Winter Invitational, 9 East Contemporary Art, Huntington, NY, 2013

99 Small Works, 9 East Contemporary, Huntington, NY 2012

Brighter Days, Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY, 2012

The Art of Photo Manipulation, St. Joseph’s College, 2012

Long Island Biennial, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY 2009

Living Space, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington, NY 2009

Three Painters, Gallerie LaRousse, Washington DC, 2000

Local Artists, District of Columbia Business Access Center, 2000

Artists at Work, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 2000 

Anatomy, Space 4, Washington DC, 1999  

Washington Art-o-matic, Washington DC, 1999  

Polaroid, Space 4, Washington DC, 1999 

 

Volunteer work

Board member and monthly meeting coordinator, Washington Guild of Goldsmiths

Prepared and presented monthly Art Enrichment classes at a Gaithersburg, MD  elementary school.