Didn’t follow the straight-line path.
Came to NYC from Philadelphia. Was in fashion first, designing. Discovered painting and blew off my successful business to make art. Don’t regret a thing. I love painting and drawing and collage. Someone recently asked me, “Why must you make art?” I responded that it’s a genetic, compulsive need. My mother and father were both artistic, but that generation could not imagine such a life. It makes sense to me.
After leaving the fashion world, I went to the NY Studio School for a while, and then studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League on 57th Street, when many galleries were still there. Looking at art was a big part of my education. Spent an intensive two years there drawing and painting 8 hours a day. Next move was to set up a studio and begin my personal journey through art. I started exhibiting my artwork in 1980 and have been included in many shows in various galleries since then.
Living in NYC feeds this passion, so much stimulation. Love living here