I was born in Staten Island, New York. I grew up in a big, Italian family with lots of love and good things to eat. I studied illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany.


I have lived in many different places and now reside in snowy New Hampshire with my husband, a physicist and our two children. I work in a studio in my backyard which everyone calls the shed. I put a sign on it that says, studio, but everyone still calls it the shed. It is very cozy inside. My favorite time to work in my shed-studio is when it is snowing, especially when it is snowing at night.


I love to garden like my Pop.  In the summer, you'll find me working under the cool, grapevine.  When I am not working I love to travel with my family anywhere and everywhere