I am a native of Frederick County. I graduated from Linganore High School in 1992 and was active in art and floriculture/horticulture. I studied Fine Arts at Frederick Community College and subsequently Art History and Archaeology at Hood College, with archeological field school completed at Syracuse University. I have an AA degree in Fine Arts from Frederick Community College and a BA degree in Art History from Hood College. I relish learning about artists and all kinds of historical facts, as well as anthropology. I find the dynamics of history fascinating. I worked in the archeological and architectural history field for over 3 years, which included a subcontracted position in the Cultural Resources Department at the MD State Highway Administration, and then I decided to change careers. For the past 4-plus years, I have been employed as a research associate in the pathology research/drug development field and love the challenges of learning scientific concepts.
In 2011, I started a side business with my art and jewelry. On various weekends, I travel to festivals and markets to vend my wares. I love it because it keeps my creative energy flowing and I get to meet new people. I have art and jewelry on consignment at Dubllin Roaster Coffee in Frederick, which has been a good experience. Recently, I joined MainStreetChamber Frederick business networking group. It is nice to interact and meet new small business folks.
In my artwork, I love to create and try new craft forms. I am particularly drawn to bird imagery. My body of work includes a variety of paintings, drawings, hand-pulled prints, photography, mixed media, and wire-wrapped style jewelry. I enjoy trying something new as the muse sways me, thus each piece of artwork and jewelry I create is a one-of-a-kind design. For me, the act of creating art is the same kind of spontaneous fun a child experiences while playing; nothing strict or didactic, but freely flowing imagination.
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