My story begins in Buffalo, New York... I was born and raised in South Buffalo. That has a special distinction, of course. The skyline and waterfront. The lake and grain towers. The Irish heritage and ringing church bells. The blue collar grit of the city and its residents. Each of these is me.
Although Buffalo will always be "home" to me, for the last half of my life I've lived far from there, in the Triangle of North Carolina. In that time, I built a career and married a charming Southern boy with whom I have a beautiful daughter. We've settled down in the little town of Clayton. These days I'm told I've picked up a bit of a Southern accent and even say "y'all". Now magnolia trees and grazing horses, sweet tea and bbq, wide porches and blessed hearts are also me.
And so I seem to have become a unique blend of very different lives, experiences, and perspectives. An eclectic mix that is reflected in my art.