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            As a cutting-edge fashion designer featured in leading magazines and newspapers including Vogue, Bazaar, W, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, New York Times, the Miami Herald, the La Times, just to mention a few, segueing into photography was a natural progression. From classic photography, as in her book CUBA: The Special Period, to fine art photography incorporating acrylic paint, manipulation, digitization, and other art forms. Her genres range from abstract, impressionist,  expressionist, contemporary, to conceptual, and vary in subject matter from urban, landscapes, pop art, cityscapes, to abstracts, scenes and settings, and beyond.

              Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, museums, and foundations around the country. Some of her better known corporate clients include: Wynn Resorts/Las Vegas; Atlantis Resort/Bahamas; Princes Cruises; McGraw Book Publishers, and others. She has been featured numerous times in the major art magazines Art Business News and Decor, and has been selected from artists around the world to exhibit in the Biennale Internazaionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy every exhibition since 2005.

            Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin,  she returned to her hometown from Ohio State University to receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin as a Russian language major. Shortly thereafter, while living in San Francisco, she first began testing the waters as an artist, creating and selling her work as a hobby while traveling around the world as an international airline stewardess. With her thirst to experience life in a culture foreign to her own, she moved abroad for a few years, first to Tel Aviv, then London, before returning to the States and settling in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles she attended Art Center College of Design, and during her career as a fashion designer, taught design at Parsons School of Design. Also during that period, she was asked to design under the Givenchy label.

            Her creative tendencies led her into the art scene, and eventually she opened a gallery in Door County Wisconsin, noted for its quaintness, charm, and theater, music, and art venues. Being basically a summer resort area, after a few years she moved out west again. She continues with her art, but utilizing her sense of art, color, form, and visual appeal, she has extended her creativity to also include interior design.