My garden, a labor of love.

My garden, a labor of love.

I chose this name for my business 18 years ago, before I truly understood it’s implications. I was a struggling artist setting to make career and life choices. Having been trained by the best at Rhode Island School of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, I was ready to embrace the artist’s dream, painting the things that inspired me and being discovered. 

Nice thought, but I still needed to eat. So, while I was waitressing, I began doing illustrations, posters, and menus for the restaurants I worked at. That turn led to a successful graphic design business, which trained me to think more mathematically about structure and composition. Then, after a long stint behind a computer, I moved back into illustration to reacquaint myself with making art.  I was then asked by a fellow artist to take on a mural that he over-zealously committed to. Once there, I never looked back. 

My business, along with making a home, made me realize that visually, everything is a composition and palette, whether it’s a mural, furniture selections, a kitchen cabinet layout, or a fabulous meal. Taking on new challenges whenever and wherever they present themselves keeps me energized and intrigued. I believe beautiful, cohesive choices in all the things that you surround yourself with always enhance the quality of your life.  I continue to paint, mural, illustrate, decorate, bake, cook, garden and generally get my hands dirty in all things ... art, etc.