Influenced by my living and educational experiences in Italy, the Balkans and also Asia, I draw inspiration from the fascinating people and landscapes that have comprised my journey. I am a creative, first and foremost and bring an artistic sensibility to all of my work.
As a writer, I am published in international online forums such as expat+Harem, GlobalNiche.com and Archetype in Action. I am a feature writer for local periodicals, highlighting events, travel, food and culture. Content creator at Colorado ArtSeen magazine aggregating updates on artists and art galleries in Colorado as well as creative content for Storia.me
From this background and more, inspired by familiar cultures steeped in art, history and folklore, I opened my own space, a creative gallery in the thriving Tennyson district of Denver. I feature an impressive collection of Asian style decorative pieces, textiles and discriminating accessories and meet with individuals, designers, event planners and others by appointment to assist them with making selections. Professional Turkish coffee readings are performed at ICON, our in house pop-up reading parlor. .
More about me…
In Italy, wrote & produced “Travels with Anima” in conjunction with ‘Il Circolo delle Mamme Viaggiatrici. (2011)
Worked with original owners to successfully re-open ‘Osteria della Madonna’ restaurant, a popular tourist destination in Val d’Orcia, Tuscany; cooked, translated, served Brunello & made espresso. Researched hyper local food scene (2011)
Acknowledged Placemaker in revival & economic re-development of Tennyson/Berkley corridor (Silvana Mondo Gallery and Silvana L’Amour Boutique) as well as in historic downtown Daytona Beach, Florida, (La Dolce Vita Italian Bakery) successfully connecting locals to neighborhood business districts
“Beyond Sarajevo” contemporary photography & heritage referenced art installations at the Colorado Governor’s Residence (Ethnic groups in Colorado History) mentioned in The Denver Post & other media (2013)
Baklava baker and hummus maker at UrbanFarmMarket in uber hip Sunnyside neighborhood (2013)
Fluently speak & interpret four languages . Location scout for pre film production, Europe
Published in Nourish Magazine, Denver News, Neighborhood Gazette,
In development: Specialized events & workshops at the gallery, a food memoir, Spring 2017 culture tours itinerary to Italy, the Balkans, Turkey.