Born in Vermont, raised in and between Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville; did some time in the back woods of central Mass then scampered to DC for a 10 year hiatus. Finished at the Corcoran College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and remained in DC, I started an NPO called the Urban Artists Coalition, a youth art program incorporating studio art classes with public art projects for youth in Shaw, NW and the H St Corridor, NE. Exhibitions, events and fundraisers were a major component to our success which brought in collaborations with emerging and professional artists.
In 2003, my son was born and we moved to the Boston area where I exhibited my own work and facilitated community mural projects throughout the metro region, hiring youth to create site specific murals and offering weekend studio workshops throughout the year. I hae seasoned at drumming up local partnerships and using existing resources to implement group ideas.
In 2008, became the Art Program Manager for a non profit in Somerville serving adults with developmental disabilities. The job involved the full spectrum of tasks: planning the curriculum, projects and exhibits; identifying community partners; managing the off site gallery space with over 20 volunteers; art sales; teaching art including skill building such as framing and displaying merchandise; retail training and managing projects for our off site window display case in Central Square Cambridge.
I currently work as a Professional Guardian for elders with dementia and am enrolled in the Manning School for Business.
My current studio endeavors focus on the experiment of painting, and the use of arbitrary subjects to say the unsayable. I continue to accept and enjoy mural projects and commissions. Please feel free to inquire.