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)
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
Board member and monthly meeting coordinator, Washington Guild of Goldsmiths
Prepared and presented monthly Art Enrichment classes at a Gaithersburg, MD elementary school.