You worked in the fashion industry for a while, what was that like, and how did that lead to what you are doing now? Fashion brought me to NYC. I started off at Diane von Furstenberg. Working for fashion designers allowed me to explore different points of view in prints, fabrics and color. I collected all that imagery and use it in my paintings.
Who are some of your favorite designers? Favorite artists? Favorite designers: Marc Jacobs, Vivetta, Jane Mayle and WHIT. Favorite artists: Gustav Klimt, Edward Hopper and Grandma Moses
We love our Carly Beck for Collyer's Mansion Collection! From coasters and trays to puzzles and wallpaper, what is your favorite thing from the collaboration? What would you like to see next? My favorite piece from the CM collab is the Lord Emmett tray and coaster--I knew him and he was great. Next I would like to see 18th century Masquerade ball animals.
What is your favorite room in your home and why? Any favorite objects with a special meaning? My favorite room in my house is my living room. I love the gallery wall. Each piece holds a special memory.
You recently moved back to NYC after living in LA for a few years, what do you miss about LA? And how about when you were in LA, what did you miss about NYC? I moved back to NYC over the summer after living in LA for a few years. I miss the light the most, but missed the moodiness of NYC. They are both hugely inspirational cities with so much to offer.