Passion motivates education; education inspires creativity.
An appropriate theme for both my work and my life. From
an early age, I understood that my passions included pattern,
texture, color and living within the creative process.
My first work experience
was framing an exhibit for Francois Gillot, whose paintings
were created while she lived with Pablo Picasso. This evocative
encounter fueled a desire to further my knowledge of the
arts and in particular art history. I opened an antique
store, honing my business skills and enhancing my art appreciation.
Later, I opened my first design-specific business in Mammoth
Lakes, Ca. A simple beginning led to full interior design
services, a retail store in Telluride, Co. and an allied membership with the
American Society of Interior Designers. Creating a successful
and viable business has allowed me to provide a living for myself
and my family.
Throughout the years I also began to fulfill another passion, studying the
architecture of distant cultures by traveling the world.
This self-study has led me to expand the quality and scope of
my architectural and interior design background. This ongoing education
has been absolutely essential to regenerate my belief in
the beauty and longevity of my craft.
I still design under
my founding principles,
hands-on experience with talent, vision and energy.