Bess resides in Lutherville, MD, and volunteers at The Howard P Rawling Conservatory when not engaging in a variety of creative pursuits at her home or at Make Studio. She often says she’s been making art “all my life!”
She especially enjoys costume and set design, Japanese anime, and gothic and magical themes, which predominate in her recent artwork. She values her own open-minded nature, and an ongoing concern for her is that individuals are too often prejudged by others on their appearance or other preconceived notions.
Bess enjoys working in involved series/cycles she enjoys to give titles such as "Heroines of Horror", "Princesses of Grim", "Freaky Fairies", or "Areas of Abandonment”.