I was surrounded by art and artists from my very beginning. My mother and uncle were artists and from the time I can remember, I was in the stroller visiting their artist friends, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Raphael Soyer, in every cold water flat and studio in New York City. I loved to paint and draw and wanted to become an artist too.
My sister was a dancer and I was still in the stroller when I watched her classes at The New Dance Group. When I was old enough, I began lessons. My love of dance continued and I became a ballerina.
The two arts have remained intertwined to this day and are inseparable. Though I don't dance professionally any longer, the subject is the focus of many of my paintings and books. I observed closely movement and form of the human body when I was dancing and this has been an inspiration for my Expressionist paintings. Being exposed to some of the greatest artists of the 19th and 20th centuries has only inflamed my passion for art. Great music and choreography influence my paintings through timing, colour and light.