Growing up in Switzerland I was always captivated by form, color and specifically architecture. My career choice always involved working with color and form. I was a dental technician for 20 years. My career began in Switzerland and in 1970. I moved to the USA for a short 2 year opportunity and I never left. I have been fortunate to have experienced many of the diversities of this country by living in Denver, the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, Phoenix, NYC, and now Santa Fe.

In 1988 I had enough of the dental world, took a few classes and began working as an interior designer. I eventually landed a position with a large commercial firm in NYC. It was a great experience but it turned out to be more management than creative design. So off I went to culinary school.  I became a pastry chef in 1998 and started my own bakery in Brooklyn specializing in specialty cakes. My cakes were featured in Bridle Guide, Brides Magazine, and The Knot and appeared on CBS and NBC morning shows. But the hours were long and the stress of delivering a wedding cake in NYC traffic was taking its toll. In 2005 my husband and I moved to Santa Fe, NM and after 30 years I discovered my passion for fine arts. I enrolled in classes at the Santa Fe Community College Fine Arts Center and attended many workshops with established local artists. The adventure continues.


Trained Dental Technician


Denver, Colorado:

Moved to the USA in 1970 and work as a Dental Technician for a Dental Laboratory in Denver Colorado.

Carbondale, Colorado:

Opened my owned Dental laboratory in 1978 that I operated until 1984.

Phoenix, AZ:

Became US Citizen in 1983.
Began studying interior design in 1984.

New York City:

Completed studies in interior design and began working for BBGM as interior designer until 1999.
Returned to school to study Culinary Arts in 1999.
Opened my own bakery in Brooklyn NY in 2000 specializing in specialty cakes and deserts.

Santa Fe, NM:

Began studying Fine Arts in 2005 at the Santa Fe Community College specializing in printmaking.


2017    Space Gallery   Solo 20-Piece Showing   Denver, CO
2017    Space Gallery   Group Show     Denver, CO
2017    Woolbright Residence    Private Showing     Santa Fe, NM
2016    Space Gallery    Group Show        Denver, CO
2015    Space Gallery    Group Show        Denver, CO
2014    Community Gallery    Group Show        Santa Fe, NM
2014    Space Gallery    Group Show        Denver, CO
2013    Community Gallery    Group Show        Santa Fe, NM
2013    Shy Rabbit Gallery    Group Show        Pagosa Springs, CO
2012    Shy Rabbit Gallery    “The Art of it ALL”  Juried Show   Pagosa Springs, CO
2012    Matrix Fine Art Gallery    “Abstract New Mexico”  Juried Show   Albuquerque, NM
2012    Santa Fe Community College    1st Place Sculpture Juried Competition  Santa Fe, NM
2012    Roswell Museum Art Center    Juried Show        Roswell, NM
2012    Center of the Arts    “Exploration of a Medium Printmaking”  Juried Show Evergreen, CO
2012    Santa Fe Literary Review    Two Works Published        Santa Fe, NM
2012    Red Dot Gallery    Group Show        Santa Fe, NM
2011    Santa Fe Community College    Award in Printmaking; Juried Show  Santa Fe, NM
2011    Johnson’s of Madrid Gallery    Group Show        Madrid, NM
2010   Johnson’s of Madrid Gallery    Group Show        Madrid, NM
2010   Santa Fe Community College    Juried Show        Santa Fe, NM

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