I studied visual art, postmodern dance and somatics at Hampshire College. I work in painting, drawing, printmaking, art jewelry, ivory free scrimshaw, poetry, and movement. For ten years my work focused on landscape. In 1999, while attending massage therapy school, my focus shifted to figure. I began a series of self portraits inspired by the alphabet which became the 18 year project "In My Own Language". In 2015, following my third round of cancer treatment, I relocated to California to study with mentors Anna and Daria Halprin. I offer expressive arts and somatic education and therapy to individuals and groups and work on a second long term project "Finding The Ocean": a 365 piece series of found object jewelry with illuminated journal pages. I returned to Key West in 2022 and am honored to bring forward my art and experience to inspire and assist others.