I was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans. While in med school, I had my first one woman art show and practiced medicine in NO for almost 20 years before retiring from my Ophthalmology practice after my husband died in 1985. I moved to Santa Barbara in 1995 to be a full time artist. Missing medicine I went back to doctoring part-time in 2007 and moved back to New Orleans in 2013, to paint and practice.
I have painted life-size commissioned portraits for the Robert Mondavi Culinary Awards of Excellence, Mick Jagger, Queen Noor of Jordan, Chefs Paul Prudhomme, Emeril Lagasse, Julia Child, and Carol Burnett's cat, Mabel. In 2013, when I returned to New Orleans, I painted the Louis Armstrong French Quarter Summer Fest poster of SATCHMO!
I enjoy painting figurative work, children, pets, motorcycles, and landscapes. My loose style typifies the energy and fun that is my work.
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Questions & Answers
Describe your art in three words.
Emotional, fun, warm
Describe yourself in one word.
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
I love the curlicues and soft old lines of everything New Orleans
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?
I have to have my music on
Where do you draw inspiration?
Who are your artistic influences or gurus?
Matisse and Alice Neel
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work?
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
Dinner with friends
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
When I'm painting an lose all track of time
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact.
I still practice medicine part-time
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Where You Can Find My Work
All works listed online are available to be viewed at Where Y’Art Gallery by appointment.
Dooky Chase Restaurant
Serenade- New Jersey
Ochsner Health Systems- too many to individually name