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I've been a designer and fine artist for most of my life. I started out as a Fine Arts major at the State University of NY at Buffalo and earned a Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles. While at SUNY Buffalo I attended a semester in Siena, Italy. The opportunity to live overseas and experience the Italian culture only added to my love and appreciation of the arts. Several years later I attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, taking classes in fashion and textile design. My first design job was designing upholstery fabric at a silk mill in Paterson, NJ. I later designed for a jobber in NYC before moving to North Carolina, where I currently reside.

I have many years experience designing upholstery fabric, panel and wallcovering for the contract, healthcare and hospitality market, creating product for jobbers, manufacturers and major hotel chains. In addition to my textile design skills I…

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  • Born on August 8
  • Joined May 8, 2011

Favorite materials

oil paint, acrylics, watercolors, gouache, wool, yarn, canvas

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My Glass House Studio - made from old...

About

I've been a designer and fine artist for most of my life. I started out as a Fine Arts major at the State University of NY at Buffalo and earned a Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles. While at SUNY Buffalo I attended a semester in Siena, Italy. The opportunity to live overseas and experience the Italian culture only added to my love and appreciation of the arts. Several years later I attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, taking classes in fashion and textile design. My first design job was designing upholstery fabric at a silk mill in Paterson, NJ. I later designed for a jobber in NYC before moving to North Carolina, where I currently reside.

I have many years experience designing upholstery fabric, panel and wallcovering for the contract, healthcare and hospitality market, creating product for jobbers, manufacturers and major hotel chains. In addition to my textile design skills I am also proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and have a certificate in Advertising and Graphic Design.

My fine art paintings include portraits and landscapes inspired by many colorful journeys and love of various cultures, such as China, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Ireland. I enjoy working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and gouache. My greatest satisfaction comes from bringing the canvas to life with energy and color.

I have recently opened Petrocy Studios in Elkin, NC.

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