I have been involved in Art based research for four years. I have more than twenty years experience as an artist, primarily known for my paintings. I am currently developing large scale artwork installations as part of Art Based Research collaborations. I am included in the National Museum of Women Artist database. I have been working in community development and advocacy for more than twenty years. I attended East Carolina University as an art major-painting. I have been studying interpersonal relationships for more than thirty years and offering my expertise as a service for ten.