Artist Bio and Statement
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For as long as I can remember I have been a maker of things and a lover of all things creative. Like many artists, the road to making art has been filled with detours or other creative avenues, including sewing and jewelry making. I've also been a lover of animals...big and small, wild and domestic, and have spent time supporting animal rescue organizations in the Merrimack Valley area.
As I look back... I know that those detours allowed me to focus on raising my family until the time came when I was able to set up a corner of the room and begin to draw and paint again. And when that time arrived, my paintings took on the purpose of telling stories, narrative stories similar to the ones you’d find in children’s books. And it was…magical!
My goal as an artist is to make vibrant narrative art that makes people smile. If you are looking for a special gift for a family member or friend, I am available to create artwork for children's rooms as well as pet portraits.
I am a member of the Seacoast Artist Association, the Newburyport Art Association, the Greater Haverhill Art Association and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. I am also a published illustrator of a book titled "The Key to Chivalry" by Monica A. Nicoll, Ph.D., which is a book about resilience and emotional intelligence for parents and children.