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Raised by an artist who incorporated a ceramic kiln and photography studio into our home, I grew up knowing the arts as the only way to live life. In fact, my brother and two sisters also ventured into the arts in different ways.

As an accomplished artist, my architecturally-influenced abstract work incorporates multiple layers of texture, color and pattern.

I earned a B.A. in art history with a studio minor from Newcomb College in New Orleans while working full-time as an artist. I also achieved a master’s degree in social work from Tulane University in New Orleans. Co-founding the Wellness Center in New Orleans in 1996, I designed a program of art therapy for cancer patients. In 1999, I earned my license as a Gestalt therapist.

It is well-known that artists typically aren't that great in business. But it seems that I have an unusual combination of right- and left-brain interconnections that I can apply my artistic and teaching abilities to earn a living by doing what I love.

My work has been displayed in galleries across the country, featured in world-class magazines (including Veranda and House Beautiful), and has adorned the walls of prestigious enterprises such as Neiman Marcus and Saks 5th Avenue.

It was an honor to be selected from a national search to paint a large mural in the Ace Hotel in New Orleans. This 17-foot painting is on display in the "Three Keys" where musical performances are held daily.

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