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The most rewarding part of my job is to capture the essense of a special relationship. Whether it is the mutual admiration found between a beloved pet and it’s owner or the love of a parent for a child, I strive to create something by hand that comes directly from the conversations I have with a client. As for my paintings, I work mostly from photographs so I can accommodate those who are far away as well as my fellow New Yorkers.

My portraits are painted on cotton canvas with acrylic. In addition to being crafted out of silver and stone, my jewelry is also made from gold wire, Swarovski Crystal and art glass.

Please click here to see my children’s and pet’s portraits and here for my jewelry. To place an order, please contact me directly, by email or phone. I’d be delighted to answer questions about my work and to get started on a special order just for you.


I am proud and honored to be an offical Artist in Conservation Partner with the Snow Leopard Trust. For more information or to contribute, please visit

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