After 30 years as a healthcare professional I received a BFA in painting with a minor in Art History from Lyme Acad- emy College of Fine Arts.
In 2008 my work was exhibited in numerous juried shows including Pleiades Gallery, Joan Young, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Guggenheim Museum; Viridian Artists, Elizabeth Sussman, Curator, Whitney Museum; and Siver- mine Arts Guild, Thom Collins, Director, Neuberger Museum of Art.
The generosity of nature is a recurrent theme in my work. I am inspired to use elemental media—graphite and pigments to express the connectedness between the individual and nature. There is the sense, when using these simple materials, of a gifting and thankfulness in their very reconfiguration into visually rich works of art. In printmaking and drawing I enjoy the immediacy of the materials, their tactile nature and the meditative slowness of the process. There is a journey of discovery through the methodical building of image and illusion, utilizing the lushness of copper plate and ink, paper and graphite.
My current body of work is an exhaustive study of the dangerous beauty of Oriental Bittersweet, an invasive species. These life size graphite drawings represent a melding of classical botanical presentation and figurative nuance, pushing the similarities of line, form and gesture that is most intriguing when one considers the possibilities for symbolism and narrative.
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