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*for my 9 to 5 offerings, visit Scratch Off Greetings
Born and raised in the Sunshine State, I graduated with a degree in Fine Art Photography from University of Florida in 1999. Though photo was my major, I must admit that apart from video making I really felt most alive when I painted. I certainly enjoy photographs on the walls of galleries but my preferred way of interacting with them is a bit more casual - in my hand onscreen (bless instagram; the best app forevermore) and in my hand in a book. Oh how I adore collecting art books. The best.
After school I moved to London for a spell working in a photo lab and dancing roughly three nights a week and it was there my first real love of walking began. Picture a modern day city version of Lizzie Bennet and you have a good sense of me. I love the simplicity and freedom as well as being actually free - sans a pitstop for a coffee or wine - of the action. It's my favorite way to get to know a place and to get my brain working. Ideas flow with abandon.
It was only natural then to move to New York. My mother immigrated to Queens from Italy and my father was Bronx-born so I always knew it was in my future. High rents and the problematic nature of skyrocketing rents aside, I have to say there is no better city. Shared moments with strangers resonate with me near equal to "actual" relationships and always lift my spirit by way of their beauty, surprise, even sadness. Weaving amongst humanity each day is a gift. Each pair of my boots well worn after ten years spent there.
In 2001 I stumbled into a fashion career that for a while really soared with runway shows, international sales, and hilarious tv spots, all from a 220 square foot boutique in the East Village half a block down from Tompkins Square Park. Shortly after our brand folded in 2010, I headed back down south to rebuild in a big house that cost less monthly than my Brooklyn apartment and recommitted myself to art making.
The walking isn't quite the same but I'm finding this stint back in my homeland to be quite beneficial. Here in the heat and sun I have rebuilt my practice to where I work in the studio daily and also run my own business again with a line of greeting cards.
Welcome to my world of ghosts and witches and flowers and dancing creatures. Thank you for coming. Don't be a stranger.
All the best,