:: about the artist

moiraI paint because people need to be reminded of the small miracles in life.

During the long winter, when all is gray and barren, my paintings provide a kick of fresh color and a reminder that it is only a matter of time before the earth itself will warm and bring forth the bright green of spring.

The more we are cut off from the cycles of nature, cooped up indoors during our workdays, sometimes without even a window to look out of, the more we need these images.

Do you remember as a child stopping to take a closer look at a flower you’d never seen before? As a child, we have time to pause, to observe, to listen to the subtle sounds stirring beneath the drone of technology. … Children notice the subtle cues of nature.

So I try to see through the eyes of a child, where everything is larger than life and full of promise.


I am largely a self-taught artist who along the way has also taken classes at the Corcoran Institute of Art and the Maryland Institute College of Art. I stay connected through several local art organizations and exhibiting opportunities. To see what I’ve been doing lately, check out the Events page >>

My professional affiliations include:
Montgomery Art Association
Friends of the Yellow Barn
The Laurel Art Guild