Raised in the Adirondacks, the second of eight children in a close-knit family, I moved to Florida in my early 20’s to pursue a career in my chosen field of radiology. By this point, I had already begun to experiment with pyrography and over the next 27 years, fell in love with the medium as my skills as an artist blossomed. My early works were primarily burning other artists’ images as gifts for family and friends with some custom work through an unfinished furniture shop. This really expanded my imagination!
Many years of life, raising a family and working 9 to 5 kept me busy, but the dream never died. The words of my firstborn, Melissa, remained in my thoughts, “Mom, you’re always encouraging us to reach for our dreams; what are you waiting for?! You’re not getting any younger- someday your eyesight will go and your hand won’t be steady enough to burn a straight line!” Sadly, Melissa lost her 5 year battle with leukemia, and this has been the catalyst for launching my Esty shop. So with the encouragement and support of family and friends, I bring you my visions, burned into wood, forever, the heirlooms that start with your generation.
Catch me at my Gallery located within Arts On Granada,67 W Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach,FL ,local Central Florida art shows and/or consult with me privately to discuss ideas about your custom piece. Whether it’s a tiny trinket box, a child’s table and chairs, a dresser or armoire, or a dining room table and hutch, I can create pieces you will be proud to pass down for generations to come.
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