After a multifaceted career as a Textile/Surface Designer, encompassing a variety of markets, I now
concentrate on two artistic endeavors: hand etching portraits and scenes on memorials and Botanical
Illustration. The etchings bring comfort to families, friends, communities and those seeking to
memorialize loved ones, heroes and important events. It is a compelling form of Surface Design and is
The Botanical Illustration is a practice I have aspired to since taking my first "Nature Study" class at the
Fashion Institute of Technology. Although I have painted thousands of flowers in my Textile days, this form
of illustration is scientific and challenging. I am working towards my "Certificate in Botanical Illustration"
from the New York Botanical Garden. I am loving this new chapter in my life and artistic practice.