About Me

My love of photography started when I found an old camera in our basement. My father bought a roll of film for me and taught me the basics. I soon became obsessed with Polaroid film largely because of the instant gratification. Later, I learned black and white processing and soon enrolled in several other art classes with my favorites being print-making and collage. My art teacher, Constance Dodge, was my hero. Her talent and coaching brought my work to another level. She introduced social consciousness and self-discovery to the classroom in a way that was unlike anyone else I had met in my small town. It was then that I realized I wanted art to be part of my life and work. 

My love for makeup and transformation started very young. I can remember Halloween as young as six years old; I was a clown. When we were a bit older, my mother would pull out her makeup box and let us create. I remember trying to convince my sisters to let me use watercolors to paint their faces, and every once in a while, they would allow it. 

I studied Fine Arts and Display and Exhibit Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I was always more interested in the painted faces of mannequins than the actual design of the window. It was the early nineties and the club scene in New York was extremely colorful (to say the least)! I found myself experimenting more and more with makeup, heading out to the Pyramid, Disco 2000 at Limelight and Edelweiss. 

After graduating FIT, I found myself working in a display studio, spending more time in the clubs than at work. I was buying makeup at M·A·C Cosmetics, a small boutique on the corner of Christopher and Gay St. I started to talk to the artists there who encouraged me to apply as a Makeup Artist. I was hired a few weeks later and now work as the Executive Director of Pro Marketing.

I continue experimenting with my own art including photography, Makeup and screen-printing, always trying to develop myself further as an Artist. I’ve had two independent shows in the last 5 years and continue to create art in both New York City and in my studio in Ancram, New York. 

Contact

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646-232-8479

New York, NY

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