I was born in 1959, raised in a home with movable walls designed by my father, an aspiring artist. The fluidity of the modular arrangement captured my imagination. My mother, a kindergarden teacher encouraged this constant building.
As a student I considered following my passion for stage design, but sought the more personal expression of fine arts. I studied at the Pennsylvania Academy and settled into mixed media. I later began to explore installation using the exhibition location as an essential part of the piece.
A life long resident of Pennsylvania, I have been in Philadelphia since 1984 with my husband Keith Breitfeller. I began exhibiting with Vox Populi and remained an active member for 15 years. I have also held solo exhibits at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Sande Webster Gallery, Fleisher Challenge and recently in Krems, Austria. I have been granted an Independence Foundation Fellowship and other awards.