is originally from New York, but Chicago has been home for 20 years. She studied at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
and at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. She works primarily in oils, and has exhibited nationally, with work in many private and corporate collections. Her work examines the complexities and triangles that arise in intimate relationships. The women she paints look to each other for deep personal connections – often those they have been unable to experience through traditional family structures or society at large. By depicting the range of emotions that ensue as they open themselves up to new encounters – tenderness, sexual tension, jealousy, sadness, anger, loneliness – her paintings suggest that where there is closeness, there is often turmoil.
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