After a successful run as a painter in which my work was featured in galleries and private and corporate collections throughout the world, as well as a permanent museum collection, I felt I'd met my career goals in the fine arts and shifted my focus to design and decoration. I began making one-of-a-kind chandeliers and light fixtures in 2010, when I bought my first home. The vintage textiles, which I've been researching and collecting since my teen years, seemed a compatible companion to the style and colors I was using in my lighting designs.
My one of a kind fixtures have been featured in Romantic Homes Magazine, RetroRenovation, Women in Art 378, and several home decor and design blogs. Two custom chandeliers now hang in the Universal Studios location of Voodoo Doughnuts. My vintage linens have been used in Italian Vogue and the upcoming Aerie catalogue, as well as on the sets of Broadway, Gotham and Ghostbusters.
My home and studio are in Pittsburgh, PA, where I teach Painting, Drawing, and Color Theory at the Community College of Allegheny County.