I began painting with watercolors as a youth in a class at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. This led to my interest in pursuing a BFA in Illustration, graduating with honors from Carnegie Mellon University and more recently a Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pa. I paint almost exclusively with watercolors and have been commissioned to illustrate various homes, buildings and businesses in the U.S. and England. I also paint images with architectural interest, still life painting and botanical illustration. I have also adapted my art into needlepoint canvas designs available in needlepoint stores nationwide. My evolution as an artist has involved providing problems for myself to solve via practice. I teach botanical drawing and watercolor workshops and provide individual instruction in drawing and watercolor.