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Helping Students Prepare Successful Portfolios                                   and Find Their Passion for College


Portfolio preparation is my specialty, with 11 years experience in portfolio preparation and college admissions for students applying to colleges of art, colleges and universities. 

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College advising for art school - I help visual arts students decide which college programs fit their needs, create portfolio artwork, photograph artwork and digitally edit portfolios to use in college  applications, whether for colleges of art or universities.

All artwork on this site is from my students.

I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and San Francisco Art Institute and have visited 24 colleges of art.

My students have been accepted to most top ranked art programs in the United States - see my college acceptance list

I also provide general college advising services to non-artists. Read more at

I offer tutoring in visual art for students who need additional time to prepare their portfolio. Please read more at

Member of

•Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC)

•Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA)

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