" I have been engaged in the design and fabrication of metal art objects and jewelry in Albany, NY since 1973. A Studio Art graduate of Skidmore College in 1969, I have exhibited and won awards for my three-dimensional pieces in local, regional, state and national museum shows. Additionally, in 2004 I changed my focus to painting as an alternative creative outlet. I am an active member of the regional artistic community and have served in various offices including President of the Designer Crafts Council, established in 1965, several art associations and founder of the Firehouse Artists. I have taught college level jewelry courses and workshops and graduate level courses.