Beautiful things are born from the moments that occur while we are waiting for something else to happen.
Artist . Art Educator
I have always been an artist and I have been drawing since I was old enough to hold a crayon. I was fortunate enough to be consistently encouraged and supported by my family. When I was very young, my mother carried a notepad and pen everywhere in her purse and would hand it to me whenever we were out running errands. It would keep me busy and constantly creating. At home, my parents would provide me with endless amounts of sketchbooks and I would sit daily to draw, filling the pages with anything and everything I could think of. I remember asking for Prismacolor pencils for my birthday one year and I received these perfect pencils in their gold and velvet lined box.
I was encouraged and supported to apply to art school. And I attended the Rhode Island School of Design where I earned my Bachelors of Fine Art in 2005. I then decided to combine my love of art and children and earned my Masters of Art Education from Adelphi University in 2009.
As an art teacher I aim to help guide children to express and explore their own creativity. I make sure they know they can do whatever they set their mind to and I give them the tools and techniques to achieve their goals. I spend time during each class period reaffirming their self worth. I encourage them to be kind and have respect for those around them as well as themselves. I hope to be the support for those who may not be as fortunate as I was.
Although I am primarily a painter, I recently learned how to create needle felted artwork and have been having an incredible time felting everything from portraits, to pets, to sunsets.
Visit my Shop and Instagram for more artwork and behind the scenes process shots.