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 just love color and unique and whimsical treasures. I admire worn and weathered, funky and vibrant, and everything in between. My inspiration comes from my surroundings. 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.I love spending the day wandering the colorful streets of Woodstock, or going on a hike through of the many nature trails that weave through my hometown. 

 

My work is free spirited, expressive, and whimsical. I love playful and experimental techniques. I am always seeking to achieve textures that are not easily recreated. 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 & 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

  •  Children's Design Workshops-Instructor

  •  Established Fine Artist-Assistant

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

      

Recent Media:

 

  • 2019 Hue Magazine feature - Coming Soon! 

  • 2018 Recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award-SUNY Ulster

  • Artistic Moods - Click here for full feature

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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