Hi! I am an artist and surface designer, born and raised in the beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Having grown up in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, I have always had a love for the great outdoors. When I was young I enjoyed identifying insects, being outside, and of course, making art. As I get older I find myself more and more immersed in the culture and beauty of my surroundings. I am so grateful to live in a place that allows me the freedom to enjoy small town charm, nature, and still have easy access to the greatest city in the world, New York!

 

I have always had an inherent love of art and design. I admire worn and weathered, funky and vibrant, and everything in between. My inspiration comes from my surroundings. Whether it be perusing the local vintage shop, or spending the day wandering the colorful streets of Woodstock. I gravitate toward nature and all of its perfect imperfections. I seek inspiration in a small leaf that has been patterned by the hungry bug, to a perfectly broken seashell washed up on the shore.

 

My work is  modern, fresh, and whimsical. I love playful and experimental techniques.I often work in a variety of ways, implementing anything from digital design to various traditional mediums. I  often use watercolor, inks, dyes, mica powders and bleach in my work. I also work with my environment as much as possible by utilizing fresh flowers in eco prints or cyanotype, or simply taking a potato off of my counter to cut up and make a new pattern from. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or just to say hello. I can't wait to hear from you!

 

 

Background/Expertise

Art Instruction

  • SUNY Ulster -Fine Art Instructor

  • SUNY Ulster- Fashion/Fabric Design Summer Camp Instructor

  • 2013-present Various Children's Workshops

         -Cornell Street Studios

         -Highland Cultural Arts Center

Art & Design 

  • Lemon Head Prints, UK-Pattern Licensing  Click here for more

  • Wakefield Design Studio, LA-Freelance Pattern Design 

  • Five Points Graphics, NYC-Freelance Pattern Design

  • Style Council, NYC- Freelance Pattern Design

  • Colette & Blue-Freelance Apparel Pattern Design 

       (Aeropostale, Catherine's, Dillard's, NYJD, Echo, Esti, Full Beauty Brands)​

  •  Paper House Productions-Scrapbook,Stationary & Embellishment

  •  Woodstock Artists Association & Museum-Woodstock, NY-Museum Guides

  •  Established Fine Artist-Assistant

  •  Freelance Logo Design - Wedding Invitation/Cards, Brochures & More 

      

Recent Media:

 

Expertise

  • Fluent in Adobe Cs7 Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

  • Trend Forecasting/Mood Boards

  • Apparel Pattern Design & Surface Pattern Development

  • Hand drawn motifs/lettering

  • Pen & Ink,Watercolor/Dyes, gouache, mixed media

 

Education

  • Fashion Institute of Technology/Textile & Surface Design

  • SUNY Ulster/Fine Art

  • Woodstock School of Art-Printmaking Workshops

       Additional Academic Achievements

  • Only Medal Recipient Textile/Surface Design Program - Fashion Institute of Technology

  • Graduating Student Show Fashion Institute of Technology

  • Selected Best of Show SUNY Student Art Show - New York State Museum - Albany, NY

  • SUNY Student Art Exhibition Series: NY Governor's Office, Washington DC

 

A little more about me:

 

Since I was young, I was always painting, creating, and exploring my creativity. When I am not designing, I enjoy traveling (especially to Norway!), being in nature, or sailing on the Hudson River with my husband and dogs, on our sailboat.

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