My paintings evolve out of both past memories and the immediate artistic experience – which I perceive as both mystical and magical. The patterns of life that are evoked in my paintings come from techniques developed over a lifetime and that sublime involvement in the moment, what is known as the process of creating. My interests are so varied that I find it hard to categorize my art. I do multi-media of all kinds including 3 dimensional work. My studios is filled with “unimaginable stuff” which sooner or later gets used in my art.
Born and raised in New York City, I was fortunate to experience the joys of artistic creativity that NYC had to offer – from the Beatnik Cafes and Schools of Greenwich Village (yes, along with Bob Dylan, though not together). Working in theatrical advertising, I took every advantage of the wonders of Broadway and NY museums and galleries.
I have BA in Art & Education from Adelphi and began my art career with a NYC theatrical advertising firm. It was an exciting time to be in NYC -lots of glamour and strange experiences. After getting married I began teaching on Long Island. But with four children, I found it easier to get two Master’s degrees – one in Liberal Studies and one in Anthropology & Archaeology – both from SUNY at Stony Brook, the beautiful north shore town where we lived for thirty years. Focusing on the implications of economic/environmental changes primarily in Caribbean archaeology.
I arrived in Arizona’s beautiful Verde Valley in 1994. Museums which have exhibited my work: Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, OR & the Albuquerque Museum. In addition to creating art, I have also taught various anthropology & liberal studies courses at Yavapai College – Verde Campus. I also teach various art & creativity workshops.
I am a juried member of the Northern Arizona Watercolor Society (NAWS) and the National Society of Layerists in Multi-Media (SLMM). I am also exhibit with & am a member of the Sedona Visual Artists Coalition (SVAC), Sedona Art Center, El Valle Artists Association (EVAA), Made in Clarkdale (MIC) & Corner Gallery, Clarkdale. Besides have exhibited in NY, AZ & Ajijic, Mexico. My work is in numerous private collections nationwide, primarily in MA, DE, NY, VA, AZ, CA, OR, D.C.
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