Graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC Fashion Stylist.. Doyle Dane And Bernbach Advertising Inc, NYC Bernard Vidal Photography , Artist Rep, NYC Paccione Photography, studio manager, NYC Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN.. information person much more, including teaching I am the gallery Director at the Lanesboro Arts Center, Lanesboro,MN I have judged many art fairs and shows . Also have sat on panel for MN Arts Board grants. Work as consultant for other non profit and profit sales galleries. Workshop teacher at several art colleges; Luther College, Minnesota College of Art and Design. Mentor to emerging artists.
Having studied art since I was 8 years old, my personal vision is familiar. I have worked in many materials but am drawn to 3 dimensional works;
Particularly sculpting and jewelry making.
I am strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite period of art and you can see this in my work.
I chose art nouveau, art deco and 1950’s elements together with classic fresh water pearls and gemstones to achieve an eclectic finished piece.
I feel my jewelry reflects whimsy, style and humor. I hope as a result the wearer enjoys the fun and creative energy.
I have studied in various schools and countries. Among them I have a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. I have worked as a Fashion Stylist for Doyle Dane Bernback Advertising, Studio Manager for Paccione Photography, and Talent Representative for Bernard Vidal; international fashion photographer. All based in New York City. I have worked as an art information person at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and have owned my own gallery and have also been the Gallery Director for Lanesboro Arts Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota. I have consulted with Spring Grove’s Bluff Country Gallery, McGregor – Marquette Arts Center and Austin, MN Center for the Arts helping to set up sales galleries and the general business of selling art. I have received an Individual Artist Grant from South East MN Arts Board. I have work at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, McGregor-Marquette Art Center, Lanesboro Arts and Austin Area Arts Center. I have participated in many Art Shows.