I graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and embarked on a career in graphic design as an art director in editorial and corporate design. After ten years, I married my design experience with my love of fine art and began painting, illustrating, and teaching. Basically, if I am making something, or teaching someone how to make something, I am a happy camper.
As owner of Mezzo Art + Design, LLC., I specialize in branding/rebranding small companies, creating visual art in a variety of mediums, and teaching creative workshops (drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, and fiber art).
I dipped my toe into theater production as a director and set/costume designer this past fall in NYC, and often dabble in writing poems and short essays.
Herricks Players, Copperhill Restaurant, EB Industries, Sterling Fulfillment, Red Paw Productions, Herricks High School, The Waldorf School of Garden City, East Williston Library, The Weathered Barn, I am PTown.
• I'm not afraid of... — self-published children's book
sold at The Dolphon Book Shop, Burton Book Shop, Kidville, and online at imnotafraidof.com
• "Finding Home" (essay)— Bella Grace magazine, published by Stampington in the premiere issue. Sold at Barnes & Noble.
• "The Beautiful Game" (essay)— Bella Grace magazine, published as part of a blog hop.
• Fiber Art Package Design — Willow & Sage magazine, published by Stampington. Sold at Barnes & Noble.
2015 I'm not afraid of..., The Mineola Memorial Library, Mineola, NY
2014 Unexpected Visitors, Sip This, Valley Stream, NY
2013 Hair-Raising Thoughts, Sip This, Valley Stream, NY
2012 Hair-Raising Thoughts, Dolphin Book Shop, Port Washington, NY
2012 I'm not afraid of..., Dolphin Book Shop, Port Washington, NY
2012 Hair-Raising Thoughts, Book Revue, Huntington, NY
2011 The Art of Being Human, Art That Matters, Oyster Bay, NY
Best of the Best: Your 2014 Cell Phone Pictures
(WNYC Radio Annual Project)
Selected as one of the "Best of the Best" cell phone photos by James Estrin, photographer and co-editor of The New York Times "Lens" blog.