My art career began in the classroom as an elementary and
middle school art teacher in North Carolina. While I enjoyed working with youth, a career as a
professional artist was calling. In 2011, I left the public sector to create my life as a working artist. Currently, I use wire and fire: a combination of wire-wrapping and metal-smithing. I use precious and semi-precious gemstones and metals to create elegant, lightweight and feminine jewelry. As a self-taught jewelry artist, I continue to experiment with new techniques and materials. I enjoy creating in other media as well. Oil, acrylics, wood and lino-cuts and film feed my creative appetite. My love of travel and exploring the outdoors serves as a constant inspiration and is reflected in my work.