I operate a small studio in Sarasota, Florida. My work merges exotic materials with a sensitive approach to achieve a luxurious decorative surface enhancing fine furniture, decorative objects and interiors. A life long passion for art and fine craftsmanship has guided my studies and training.

Early on I was introduced to the traditional finishes of urushi lacquer, shagreen, eggshell and straw marquetry, and the experience was a instant personnel connection to the elegant materials as well as the discovery process of the colors, depth, textures and iridescent patterns.

I started traveling abroad to study and develop new techniques with urushi lacquer in the Netherlands, as well as kanshitsu techniques in Paris, France.