First and foremost I am an artist. My skills are a gift given to me but I've also worked hard to get to where I am. I'm fortunate to have studied with two of today's greatest living American artists, Wolf Kahn and Daniel Green. Wolf Kahn is known for his expressionistic use of color and Daniel Green for his expertise in portrait painting.
Portrait painting is my love and color is my passion; I've applied both to my work as an interior designer. I know how to control color in application so that it is livable yet retains its expressive character. From my portrait training, I'm able to find the subtle undertones inherent in my clients' complexions and use them in developing a highly personalized palette. This is a specific approach I've developed which results in the creation of a profoundly satisfying home environment.
As an artist I understand the traditional responsibility I have to mentor those who will come after me…and so I teach interior design to continuing education students at The Rhode Island School of Design. I hold a degree in the Applied Science of Interior Design from Chamberlayne (now a part of Mt. Ida College in Newton). I guess I'm just a lifelong learner; there simply isn't enough time to know all that I am interested in…but I do my best by continually taking classes and workshops both professionally and personally.