Artist Statement

I take walks and notice what is below my feet. I see a world of possibilities lying on the side of the road. There are gifts from nature in the form of sticks, cracks and logs. Things that have been abandoned, damaged and lost also call to me. They seem to have a history to share. Incorporating found materials in my work adds an element of unpredictability. I like the inventiveness required to transform them into pieces that test our assumptions of everyday objects.

 

My husband has Parkinson’s disease. Watching a jumble of appendages, twisted and writhing has give me a new perspective on what is beautiful in nature.The struggle is worth acknowledging. My work investigates the disorder and the romance of life. I aspire to create work that is both beautiful and visually surprising.

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITS

2017   Gallery 66, Cold Springs, NY

2013   The Ridgefield Playhouse, “Jazz, Art & Wine”, Ridgefield, CT

2012    Beth Ellis Fine Art, Glastonbury, CT

2010    Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

2008    Rumson Fair Haven Bank and Trust, Rumson, NJ

2006    EBK Gallery, West Hartford, CT

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITS

2018     Wadsworth Athenium, Hartford, CT

2017     The New York Studio School, Manhattan, NY

2017     Lost Acres Vineyards, Granby, CT

2017     Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT

2017     ​Beauregard Fine Art, Rumson, NJ

2016     Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT

2016     ​Beauregard Fine Art, Rumson, NJ

2016     Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ

2016     ​Hartford Fine Art, E. Hartford, CT

2015     ​Hartford Fine Art, E. Hartford, CT

2014     Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT

2014     The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT

2013     Fine Arts Festival, Westport, CT

2013     Benheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT

2013     Art About Town, Westport, CT

2013     The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT

2013     The 50th on the Green Fine Art Show, Glastonbury, CT

2012     Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT

2012     CCNS/Community Cooperative School, Rowayton, CT

2012     Rockwell Art and Framing, Ridgefield, CT

2010     The Slater Memorial Museum, 67th CT Artists Exhibition

2005     The Hartford Public LibraryHartford, CT

2005     “Art Under the Tent,” Midsummer Festival in Old Lyme, CT

2005     Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT

2002     Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Old Lyme, CT

DESIGNER SHOW HOUSES

2012     Jr. League of Hartford, Hartford, CT

2009     Jr. League of Hartford Hartford, CT

2008     Glastonbury Garden, Glastonbury, CT

2003     Jr. League of Hartford, Hartford, CT

1993     West Hartford, CT

1992     Holiday House Tour, Rumson, NJ

1991     House Tour, Essex, CT

TEACHING

2016     Middletown Art Guild, Acrylics Demo     

2015     Private lessons in studio

2014     Artclass East Hamtpon, Middle School, CT

2011     Cromwell Middle School & High School, long-term art sub

2010     Cromwell Middle School & High School, long-term art sub

2008     Massachusetts College of Art, MA, Visiting Artist Series

2006     Renbrook School, Sub Art Teacher, W.H, CT Grades 6-9

2004     The Farmington Valley Arts Center, Farmington, CT

MEMBER

Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ

Bruce Museum, Greenwich, NY

Essex Art Association, Essex, CT

Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich, NY

Glastonbury Arts, Glastonbury, CT

Marlborough Arts, Marlborough, CT

Newport Art Museum & Art Assoc., Newport, RI

Parallel Visions, CT

Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT