Painting, Teaching, and Relocating .

A little bit more about me…...

I received my BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001 with a dual focus in figurative painting and art education. After graduation I worked as a full-time art teacher in the Chicago Public Schools.  Maintaining my personal studio practice has always been integral to my role as a teacher. However, life in the inner city classroom, as difficult, inspiring, heartbreaking and hugely rewarding as it was,  became all-consuming and left little time for showing my own work.

In 2012,  what began as a maternity leave became an extended hiatus from the world of teaching when my husband was offered a job in San Francisco and we decided to relocate our family from Chicago. I have always loved the Bay Area and it has long been a dream to live here. So when the opportunity arose, we had little hesitation. 

I have spent the last two years responding to my new environment through a dedicated studio practice and now very excited to be showing the work!