My mother taught me the names of fashion colors at that time (mauve, chartreuse, and turquoise) using her thread when I was three. I won my first contest when I was five for my “Magic Carpet” crayon drawing and I have never stopped creating art since then.
I have participated in workshops and residencies throughout the world: France, Italy, and Hungary to name a few. My work is in collections in those countries as well as Australia, India, and the United States, of course. I continue to win prizes and commissions, although that is not my purpose.
My work has been in museum shows in the Hamptons, both the Parrish Museum and Guild Hall, and is in the permanent collection of the Jane Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University.
The most important exhibit was in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. in 2007. Twenty-five artists showed portraits of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor after she posed for us in our Soho studio. A documentary of this event was short-listed for the Academy Awards that year. I’m only sorry we didn’t make the final nominations!