I was born in Philadelphia, PA and now reside in Glenside, PA. I hold a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a Master’s degree in Art Education from the University of the Arts.  I have a wide range of teaching experiences – both private and public schools. Teaching art has been my career since I graduated college. I presently teach young students at La Salle Academy located in Philadelphia and adults at Wayne Art Center for the Arts. 

My work is a combination of mixed media where I feel most free to express her ideas. Below is my explanation of the process of my work.

“My initial interest was in studying painting and was inspired by the challenges found when attempting to imitate or re-create the various textures found all around me. However, once I discovered printmaking and the art of making handmade paper, I found these disciplines to be much more compatible in enabling me to create the various textural elements that are an integral part of my creative endeavors. I sometimes use found materials such as stones, wire, or string and embed these materials into the surface of my handmade papers. I often combine handmade paper and printmaking to create mixed-media works. Many of my works express a variety of symbols to tell a story. The symbols I use can be spiritual, representative of basic elements, and are often inspired by nature.”


American Color Print Society Guild of Paper Makers Cheltenham Printmakers Guild The Plastic Club National Collage Society American Guild of Judaic Art
Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy North American Hand Papermakers/Friends of Dard Hunter, Star Wheel Printers, Artists Collaborative of Temple Judea Museum (Chair)


Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Mary Butler Memorial Fund Purchase Prize
Temple Judea Museum North Penn School District/Gwyneed Square Elementary
Georgia Pacific Paper Company Malvern PA OR Alantic Paper Company, King of Prussia, PA
Private Domestic Collections: USA and Internationally

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