I have lived in New England all of my life, and as a child was fortunate to have parents who loved the outdoors. Much of our time was spent out in the woods, hiking, canoeing and camping.
I was also fortunate to have a grandfather who loved to tell stories and keep our small hands busy with many projects. My grandmother was a very skilled seamstress and kept my sister and I well supplied with beautifully made dresses.
These early experiences have all served to influence me as an artist.
My love of nature instilled by my parents is a constant source of inspiration.
My curiosity about how things are made, and my desire to explore and experiment were nurtured by my grandfather.
My grandmother's unwavering quest for perfection is something to always strive for.