I was born and raised in Rye, New York. A graduate of Rye High School where I was able to take many art courses through the curriculum offered. They provided me with the start of fulfilling my dream of becoming an artist. I have enjoyed drawing and painting from a young age. I had my first easel at age 4. I have many fond memories of growing up in Rye, especially the annual Halloween window painting contests where I once won on a painting of a haunted house and all its inhabitants at age 9. My children are grown now and I am able to devote the time and love into my passion of painting. My favorite subjects to paint are my family and of nature.