I was born in Brooklyn, New York from Sicilian ancestry. Always fascinated with the dazzling images of fashion illustration, I attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in the mid 1970’s. After working in fashion merchandising and graphic design, I paused to raise a family.

As soon as it was possible, I headed right back to the art scene by taking a rigorous class load at the Art Students League in NYC, studying privately, and of course, painting in every available moment.

I have been showing my work throughout the metropolitan New York area, and my paintings are held in both corporate and private collections.

This body of work I call the Kitchen Friendly Collection celebrates everything I love about art. Color, light and dynamic shadows. I take ordinary food still lifes and turn them into energetic, luminous oil paintings.

My vision is all about the light, the color, and the shadows – all the fun happens in the shadows as they are alive with color.

The Kitchen Friendly Collection is painted on gesso board with oil paint using a big brush in the alla prima method. My style is loose and energetic — like cooking, it's all about keeping it fresh.

Shows and Exhibitions


  • Old Town Arts Guild, Cutchogue, NY - Close to Home - award winner
  • Exhibizone, online show - Love
  • Biafarin Exhibition, online show - Valentine


  • Firefly Gallery, Northport, N.Y. - Honey I Shrunk the Art
  • Art Students League of New York - New York City - Annual Student Show - award winner


  • Old Town Arts Guild, Cutchogue, NY - A Moment in Time (juried exhibition)
  • BJ Spokes Gallery, Huntington, NY - Harvest 2020


  • Exhibition Outreach, New York City - Waterfront
  • BJ Spokes Gallery, Huntington, NY - Harvest 2018


  • Tri County Artists of Long Island, Greenvale, NY - Fine Arts Exhibition

Professional Affiliations

  • Member - Art Students League of New York
  • Associate Member - The Society of Illustrators NYC
  • Member - N.Y. Artists Equity Association
  • Member - Huntington Arts Council