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.
SwitzerlandTrained 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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