Pennsylvania native, creative. Award-winning entrepreneur and graphic designer. Copy writer. Programmer. Fitness and art teacher. Yogi, dancer and dryad. Mom. Daughter. Sister. Kickass friend, dog lover, dreamer…artist.
My artistic path started as a very young child, but like many creatives, I focused on graphic design for a career. I started my own ad agency when I was 25 and became a self-taught web designer to grow my company. Also learning multimedia on my own, and pioneering search engine promotion before the term was coined. Still self-employed, a mom and mid-life what-am-I doing wonder 20+ years later—in 2015 I opened an studio in Allentown to create art and a life that speaks to the soul.
I’ve been in multiple group and student shows and am being featured at The Gem Shop in Bethlehem for Art on Main May 6th. I continue taking art classes to experiment and hone my talents, while hosting monthly open drawing sessions, called WickeDraw, at my studio. Now finishing up my certification in YogArt, a transformative art class that I’ll start teaching this summer.
My joy comes from the creation process itself, the flow. The play and magical happenstance that transforms art into the unforgettable. I love stimulating emotion through color and intimate form, whether it stems from a human bond or those found in nature. Deepening connection through a wild palette of mediums and color, contrasts and texture, perspective. I typically start from my own emotional and tactile reaction to a subject, then delve into drawing, painting, collage, jewelry or whatever medium calls.
Currently experimenting and exploring the link between nature, spirituality and sensuality; the impact of friendship, love, awe; the passion of dance, music, abandon…my work includes nudes, nature scenes, abstracts and whimsical creations of “what if” and other bohemian delights.