I first learned to paint under the direction of my very talented mother, Susan Livada, when I was in college. I was always interested in art and design, but the minute I dipped my paintbrush in oil paint for the first time, I knew that I had found my true artistic passion. I studied Biology and Studio Art at The University of Vermont and went on to get a master's degree in medicine at Yale University. No matter what stage my life is in, I have always relied on this outlet to keep me centered, creative, and engaged. Currently I am working in healthcare full-time, raising my growing family, and painting in my mother's studio every chance I get.
My style is a bit impressionistic and a bit expressionistic. I love to play with color, light, and brushstrokes in a way that makes an object recognizable, but with an element of abstraction and creativity. My subject matter ranges from still-lifes and landscapes to family and wedding scenes. I am lucky to have a wonderful balance of art and science in my life, but I do find that there is so much overlap in the beauty of both worlds.
Most of my work is by commission, so feel free to talk to me about the process if you have a piece in mind.