<< back to info >>


Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, I received a BA in English and French Literature from Swarthmore College and an MA in English Literature from The University of Chicago, before earning an MBA from the University of Chicago.  For over two decades I worked in corporate finance in the publishing and healthcare industries.

Although I have drawn and painted since early childhood, I did not pursue art seriously until 1999, when I began studying painting and drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  As my interest in painting grew, I found ways to scale back my day job and begin to paint in earnest.