As a child in a military family, I spent my formative years moving frequently along the Eastern Seaboard. I graduated from The College of William and Mary with a degree in Art History and high hopes. Unfortunately, job opportunities were few and unfulfilling. I returned to school, earned a Master’s degree from George Mason University, and began a career teaching mathematics in the northern Virginia area.

Eventually, my husband, young daughter, and I moved to rural Texas to experience a slower pace of life while living on a small family farm built in the 1920s. During this time of semi-isolation and reflection, my creative spark was ignited in the form of painting.

Self-taught, I specialize in oils. My subject matter focuses on long-time passions: food, all things “beachy”, and the natural beauty found in my surroundings. My works are found in both public and private collections nationally and internationally. Currently, my family and I spend our time in the Austin suburb of Georgetown and the farming community of Schulenburg where we enjoy the urban, suburban, and rural lifestyles of Texas—with, of course, the occasional jaunt to the beach.



As the daughter of a US Marine, I spent my formative years moving to new and diverse locations along the Eastern Seaboad.  I graduated from The College of William and Mary with a degree in Art History and high hopes.  

Unfortunately, employment opportunities did not meet my creative goals. After several uninspiring jobs in the corporate world, I earned my Master's degree from George Mason University to pursue a career teaching mathematics.  It was during this time that I developed a passion for cooking and food (especially shellfish) and began to admire the rustic charm and simplicity of life from a bygone era.

In 2003, my husband, young daughter, and I moved to rural Texas.  There I experienced a slower pace of life while living on a small, somewhat dilapidated 1920s family farm.  During this time, my creative spark was reignited in the form of painting.

Self-taught, I specialize in oils.  My subject matter focuses on my long-time passions:  food, seashells, vintage everyday items, and the occasional seascape and landscape.  My works are found in both public and private collections nationally and internationally.  I currently reside with my family in Georgetown (near Austin) and Schulenburg where we enjoy the urban, suburban, and rural lifestyles of Texas--with, of course, the occasional jaunt to the seashore.