I am moved to paint things in nature. Painting helps me to mourn life’s losses and celebrate what is left. I long to understand light, form and movement. These things dangle just beyond my reach and sometimes the paint helps me to interpret them. This process gives me the grace to be present in each day.
I discovered, making art late in my life. I begin sculpting as a student at the Art students league of New York where I studied with Barney Hodes and Frank Porcu. During my tenure as a sculptor, I was awarded a Nessa Cohen award for sculpture, I was given a show at New York’s Lincoln Center and I was a gold medalist at New York’s Audubon Society. New York’s Harlem School of the Arts and the National Association of Women Artists awarded my piece “with one chain of they neck” a first in show. “Reaching through the shadow,” is part of a life size sculpture project co created with architect James Rhodes. This life size 9/11 Memorial Project was funded by a $50,000.00 grant from the New State Council on the Arts. The piece is on permanent display situated at the end of Croton’s Landing River walk. I began painting about 10 years ago. I have studied figurative painting with Max Ginsburg and Steve Assael. Douglas Fryer Has been a teacher in mentor of mine, and it is here. I discovered my love of trying to understand nature through painting. In 2023 I was part of a juried collective, chosen by Mr Freyer and Charlie Hunter to paint in Bellows Falls Vermont. I have had several one person shows in Croton, have participated in numerous group shows through the Croton Council on the Arts, the Kinsaito juried Winter show in Verplank, New York. Two recent works of ink and water on paper were selected for a show at Medford gallery in Medford New Jersey. I will be the featured guest artist Croton River Artisans Gallery, in Croton, NY during the month of April. I am thrilled to have been invited to participate the 2024 New Bern and North Carolina Plein Air Festival.
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I live and work in New York’s Hudson Valley. I walk everyday or evening along the Hudson River where I attempt to understand nature; the light the river, boats in the harbor. One of my Plein Air paintings was chosen as a finalist for October/November 2023 Modern Impressionist Magazine.