My work is heavily textured and layered. I am influenced by ancient art forms, architecture, and crafts. My training is in fine art, coupled with degrees in cultural anthropology and natural science. These three diverse backgrounds inform my designs and final creations. I have always been an artist. As Lady Gaga says, “I was born this way.” Creating is part of my being. I have participated in numerous juried art shows over the past 12 years, and am represented in local galleries.