J Forte has been captivated by the process of making art for the last 20 years. With a degree in Fine Art from Lawrence University, she has worked professionally as an artist, with projects ranging from large scale public commissions, to fine art gallery exhibitions. As the stages and states of life have evolved, so too has her art. From metal casting, to woodworking, ceramic sculpture, printmaking, and painting, every medium has provided its own virtue and value in her journey for expression and communication. Her most recent work is rooted in natural and organic imagery, with the concepts focused on the beauty of connection. J is a recent addition to the Middleburg Montessori School, both as a staff member and parent. She is very much looking forward to the experiences to come as part of such a wonderful, devoted community.