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About me and my work:

My paintings have been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine's "Live Your Best Life—Women Who Make Beautiful Things," Seth Godin's bestseller, Linchpin: Are You Indispensible?, and FOX's Good Day Philadelphia, among many others. I was recently named #5 on the list of 49 Creative Geniuses by Boost Blog Traffic. Inspired by the "A Painting a Day" movement, I started making daily paintings for my blog on 9/23/07.

Eight years later, my blog has had almost a million visitors from over 100 countries. More importantly, though, painting has become my meditative time and the best part of my day. Feel free to read my "Thoughts on Paint." Attempting to paint every day speaks to my interest in ritual, practice, classical still life and trompe l'oeil painting. In sharing my work on my blog, I explore the complexities of internet globalization. My paintings are usually sold by eBay auctions, and are in over nine hundred private and public collections around the globe.

I teach painting workshops and offer private painting mentoring online. Read testimonials here (for workshops) and here (for Private Painting Mentoring online).

I am fortunate to have studied with David A. Leffel at the Art Students League of New York, and this experience had a great impact on my work. I also completed undergraduate work in both science and art at Arcadia University and post-graduate work at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hunter College/CUNY. I was born and raised in New Jersey, USA.

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