My studio is located on Union Square, a neighborhood filled with activity, variety, and surprises. It is a huge contrast to the calm and light-filled studio that’s been my second home for more than two decades.  
The studio is in a unique landmarked building that was designed with artists in mind. The entire top floor has studios with skylights, a feature that has been enjoyed by artists for over a century.The moment I open the door I feel inspired, oil paints, drawing supplies and a collection of collage materials are handy, organized, and available.  
I usually start the day listening to jazz on my vintage KLH transistor radio-one of my most prized possessions. A chair shaped like a flower with worn red paint and gifted to me by a studio mate sits facing the south-east window. The window’s light is soft yet bright enough to set up my Nikon and photograph my art. Completed, photographed work is stacked in the racks and shelves that line the back wall of the studio, storage space is precious.
During the 1990s I  learned to print color photos at The International School of Photography.  My photographs and computer files are the source material and often the inspiration for many of my paintings.   Currently, I am working on a new series of mixed media paintings as well as commissioned portraits.  I am so grateful to have this wonderful creative space.