What Sets My Soul On Fire

Sunlight dancing on an adobe wall
Autumn in the Rocky Mountains
Scent of green chiles roasting
Hand-dyed fibers from Earth Guild
Embroidered textiles from India
C. G. Jung’s Red Book
A Year With Rumi
Santa Fe sunsets
Smell of piñon smoke on a crisp winter night
Krishna Das chanting the Hanuman Chalisa
Spicy Santa Fe Mochas at The Teahouse

On the Road to Shambhala

Art School
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Gallery Director
3 years. The artist's story is crucial when selling a piece of art.

Cultural Entrepreneur
TransCultural Exchange - Board of Directors
6 years. Creating a greater understanding of world cultures through art exhibitions, cultural exchanges, and educational programs.

International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe - Trainer in the Mentor-to-Market Artist Training Program
8 years. The IFAA's M2M program develops leadership through trainings and workshops that equip artists with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to improve their livelihoods, grow their businesses, and participate more effectively in the global marketplace. 

Art Collector
25+ years. I buy from artists who are passionate about their work. My collection includes textiles and embroidery from India, Zuni fetishes, paintings (oils, watercolors, pastels, encaustics, mixed media), prints (etchings, monoprints, collagraphs), collage, spirit dolls, and Japanese Satsuma pottery.

Art Tribes
Surface Design Association, International Polymer Clay Association
Finding a place in the art community, building and maintaining strong relationships, and giving back are the foundations for success.

Inspiration Abounds


  • Printmaker: Kiki Smith

  • Sculptor: Christina Chalmers

  • Painter: Hilma af Klint

  • Fiber Artist: Sheila Hicks

  • Ceramicist: Beatrice Wood

  • Street Artist: Swoon

  • Collage Artist: Nancy Scheinman

  • Photographer: Diane Arbus

  • Textile Artist: Lesley Richmond

Travel: India

Art Movement: Surrealism

Folk Art: traditional embroideries of the Rabaris

Art-related Fiction: Goodbye to Tenth Street

Art-related Non-fiction:

  • Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art

  • Ninth Street Women: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

Art-related Biography:

  • Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow

Art Documentary: Our City Dreams

Art Fair: Art Basel Miami

Art Festival: International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe

Art Museum: Museum of International Folk Art