I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated with an MFA in Photography from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. I consider myself “a child of the Universe” and have traveled to many places collecting images and connecting artists. I have won many awards for portraiture and I create art “by any means necessary” as I combine many different mediums. As a master collaborator I co-created an exhibition at the Ingenuity Fest Cleveland in 2010 that showcased poetry, storytelling, music and visual arts. 2016 finds me starting everything all over again. My goal is to make art accessible to all people and to connect the world globally by bringing more international artist to Cleveland, Ohio. I teach, I create and I hope to inpsire future students as they discover their passions and soar.
I am a multi-media artist and curator/publisher at www.highartfridays.com (HAF). I have been busy in the studio with several installation projects which include working in unsustainable material, plastics. For the past three years, HAF has focused on international artists who are transforming the environmental hazard into works of art, with the hope of bringing awareness to our society of the damages this medium causes.