One of my first experiences with paint was when I was in kindergarten. Sunlight streamed in the window onto my easel, while I painted a blue sky with big white clouds, and green grass below. The beautiful color of my paints and the bright light of the sunshine streaming through the window, combined with the process of creating, made me very happy. It is a moment etched into my memory. As I got older, I continued to be interested in drawing and painting, and studied it in college. I received a BA in art from Kean University in New Jersey. I've always been interested in drawing and painting nature, and I was able to translate this skill into decorative and illustrative art. After moving to Rhode Island I worked in-house at a major greeting card company. Eventually I began freelancing for some of the other major greeting card and giftware companies, and I have been doing so ever since!