I was born in the DC suburbs. After studying Literature for several years at Gettysburg College, I moved to New Orleans. Encouraged by the Voodoo spirit of the city, I began to paint in oil– figuring things out through trial and error.
Stints at Catholic school, alternating periods of excess and introversion and a love of history provide a base of imagery for the language of my work. The addition of wax and encaustic as media allows for greater depth, mystery and luminosity; a painting can become a sculpture or a carving.
My work defines itself until it encapsulates a frame of mind. By placing everyday emotions into mysterious tableaux, I am more able to understand, control and transform that in life which is frightening and unknown. I now divide my studio time between Virginia and Brooklyn.