As a collage artist, I disassemble reality and recreate it the way I prefer to see it.
I am American by birth and Greek by choice. I was born and grew up in California and raised my three children there as well. I had a business career from a very young age, starting in corporate sales and moving into the area of global leadership development and Global Human Resources. Once my children left home, I relocated to Europe to continue pursuing my business career. I was continuously writing about topics pertaining to my specialities in business and being creative with marketing, communication and employee motivation but I never considered trying my hand at making art or writing anything other than business articles.
After visiting the home of an amazing artist in Switzerland, I had the inspiration to put something on canvas myself. Quite unexpectedly, the reactions from family and friends were very positive about my art. It was really quite an accident that I started creating art, which is why I call myself the “Accidental Artist.” I am retired now and live on the Cycladic Island of Paros in Greece. I have an amazing office/studio combo where I write stories, poems and special interest pieces. Of course, I make my collage paintings there too! I rarely plan what is going to appear on my canvas as it seems to be born from an emotion or a memory that I hold inside of me.