I have loved drawing and painting since I was a child. I spent hours drawing people from magazines: as a kid, TV Guide was my favorite source of inspiration. I entered the University of Georgia as a fine art major and went on to earn a degree in Advertising and Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY.
I enjoyed a lengthy career in advertising and public relations. A career than spanned the globe beginning as an art director in New York to a creative director in Germany and Guam. Then I was transferred to Singapore and specialized still in advertising but with the added responsibilities of promotions, public relations and training.
When my daughter was born, global travel for work no longer held the same allure. I returned to my studio and began creating large scale quilted portraits. Several of my pieces have been exhibited internationally and purchased by collectors. My greatest honor was a commission by the Congressional Spouses Club in 2008 to create a queen size quilt celebrating the life of US First Lady Laura Bush.
I have taught art in private studios and as a part of a volunteer program in the Fulton County Jail, introducing art as a means of improving social skills and self confidence.