I was born in Asheboro, North Carolina and currently live in Raleigh with my husband, former Raleigh City Planner Greg Hallam. I was employed here in North Carolina for a number of years by Stained Glass Associates and finished a Stained Glass Association of America painting apprenticeship and studied with Master Glass Painter, John Nussbaum at the Cloisters in New York. Seeking to use my knowledge in glass while making mixed media while experimenting with different mediums, I developed my own original technique in glass, embedding hand cut pieces, crystals, vintage film, collage, reverse glass painting ,fabric , and found materials into a safe clear pouring material.

Richard Wright's Turner Prize winning gold leaf painting at the Tate Museum in London was a major influence in my work.

Art critic Alister Sooke wrote "It is only natural when we feel surrounded by darkness and chaos that we yearn for things that are luminous and orderly or to put it another way beautiful.