Biography:My childhood was unique and influenced the direction of my career as an artist. My father owned both a filming studio and a set production company. This gave me the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most creative artists in New York. Artists as varied as Mark Chagall, Spike Lee and Jim Henson were at the studio at one time or another. My affection for painting began at fourteen when I worked alongside my father, building and painting sets. He was an inventive artist, and my first teacher and mentor. I am a member and Past Chairman of The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists. Other affiliations include The Westport Art Center and The Portrait Society of America. My work has been displayed in NYC at The Salmagundi Club Annual Open Exhibition, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Open Show at the New York Arts Club, The Connecticut Pastel Society National Exhibition, City Wide Open Studios in New Haven, the Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich, Lyme Art Association, Silvermine Gallery, Westport Downtown Merchants Arts Show, Ross Gallery, University of Connecticut Art Gallery, Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum and Stepping Stones Museum For Children.
Artist Statement: My goal is truthful, interesting interpretations of our world. Color and design are the most distinct elements of my paintings. My strength and first love is representational painting. I am currently experimenting with very large abstract paintings and combinations of all of these techniques. Paintings are inspired by abstract designs found in realistic settings or realism placed in the abstract. My paintings always have an emotional and personal component.The subjects that move me tend to be close to home and heart. Still life paintings have treasured items or symbolic meanings, landscapes are local or inspirational places I have been. The recent dance paintings were sparked by the wonderful little dancers in my life. Most recently and probably as a result of related events in my person life, I have been fascinated with the theme of motherhood, children and capturing the bond between mother and child. Being a mother of three has had a profound effect on my outlook, priorities and happiness. If art mimics life then, absolute joy should be evident in my painting.
I am delighted to share my work with you. Thank you for your interest.
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