Surrounded by New England's natural environs and adults ranging from engineering and music, to art and science, my childhood imagination flourished. I was drawn to anthropology in college and to jewelry making after school, seeking a livelihood that afforded creativity and financial stability. While operating, Designs by Magi, I developed my interest in natural healing and fine art painting. I studied with master painters: Adeline Goldmink Tronzo, Stan Moeller, and Dennis Perrin. After this period, I practiced Reiki Healing and devoted myself to painting and teaching. Today, my paintings are exhibited throughout New England and in private collections across the country and Europe.