I grew up in New Jersey. My first memories are of drawing on the chalkboard walls of my bedroom, as high as I could reach. Those walls were a great gift, even if the chalk dust was everywhere, and my friends' parents had to remind them that NOT to try that at home. After college, I crossed the river to study at the NY Studio School, where I learned, among other things, to see. I spent many years working as an illustrator, mostly for the NY Times. I enjoyed the tight deadlines, translating topics from terrorism to AIDS into pictures, and the way the pictures became money for rent! And now, having crossed another river to land in Brooklyn, where I raised two sons and one dog, I have a studio where I can deepen and expand my creative practice, and tell my own stories in pictures.