“My artwork, which is still evolving, portrays the very personal landscape of my experiences. Presently, my work is a mixture of painting and sculptural relief that continue to grow off of the canvas.”
Princess grew up in Washington D.C. and graduated with a Masters in Art Education from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY. From there, she set sail to the U.S. Virgin Islands where she lived for 17 years and worked as a middle school art teacher as well as a Visual Art Administrative Specialist for the Board of Education, facilitating and training teachers on the three U.S. Virgin Island territories. During that time, she also founded and directed the highly successful School of Visual Arts and Careers, an art program for middle and high school students who were interested in attending art colleges in the U.S. The program (SVAC) was sponsored and funded by the V.I. Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts. As an avid sailor and artist, Princess traveled throughout the Caribbean and also studied architecture in Greece and Cyprus.
Princess moved to CT with her daughter in 1994 to teach in the Greenwich Public School system and in 2000 she obtained a second Masters degree from Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, CT. She retired from education in 2014 but her thirst for knowledge and the desire to study the arts of different cultures, led her overseas as a Fulbright Grant recipient studying the Japanese education system and to China as a member of the Comparative Education Program of CT, teaching art in an elementary summer lab school. She draws inspiration from her extensive travels and as a member of the Loft Artists Association in Stamford Connecticut where she now resides with her husband.