I was born to bohemian parents, both talented, professional artists.  Growing up, I could draw and     paint well, but I rebelled against fine art, preferring crafts. I learned jewelry making, beadwork and clothing design.

       After my mother's tragic death, I wanted to try painting, as my mother had always encouraged me to, as a way to feel closer to her and to heal my sadness.

      I refound that natural childhood ability and decided to stay with it. Creative art is now my life.