Life is, of course, a wonderful amazing mystery. I have been blessed to see, experience, and feel through my eyes in unique ways. My husband and children have come to accept my quietude while we are driving. I have a tendency to look out of the passenger window in silence. During these near-meditative moments, I am internalizing the imagery that becomes etched in my mind. I believe these moments accumulate to what might be expressed later on a canvas. This is the same for our hikes together or our times on a sailboat.
My journey from New York and the experiences of painting still lifes and figures, to the Rocky Mountains painting grand vistas, has been an awakening in so many ways. Along this journey, I have been inspired by great artists, both living and historical. My teachers as well as my students have encouraged my growth and ability to express myself in unexpected ways. I have become more sensitive to understanding the use of color, light, shadow, perspective, and brush strokes. Today I am a more eclectic adventurous artist.
Thank you for looking at my art. Perhaps you will take it into your home to share with your friends and family what I have been able to express on canvas.
RED BRICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS, ASPEN COLORADO • AUGUST 2013 – PRESENT
Resident Artist • August 2013 – 2020
Currently an Instructor for Adult Programs
Creator and Monitor of the “Open Figure Drawing” program
Provide individuals an opportunity to draw from a live model
Creator of the “Masterpiece Mine” program
Instruct the series “Masterpiece Mine,” a wine and paint class. I focus on copying the Masters as a learning experience.
This format allows individuals a chance to be an artist for an evening and to go home with a finished painting.
Instructor of the “Still Life Painting in Oils.” • July 2014 – 2017
ARTIST • RIDGEWOOD, NJ AND THE ART STUDENT’S LEAGUE, NY
Oil Painter in Plein Air, Still Life and the Figure • August 2000 - April 2011
Traditional Oil Painter
Painted traditional and impressionistic style landscapes, still lifes, and figures in oil
UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY • SYRACUSE, NY• JUNE 1991 – JULY 2000
Marketing Communications/Public Relations • August 1997 - 2000
Technical Specialist - Freelance
Conceptualized, designed, art directed, illustrated, and produced publications. Projects included Upstate Medical’s corporate identity, in-house newsletters, invitations, brochures, posters, flyers.
Marketing Communications/Public Relations • July 1996 - August 1997
Creative Services Manager
Managed, art directed, scheduled, and organized publications for printers. Created the graphic standards for all student admission publications. Redesigned the Upstate Medical University Logo. Designed the communications materials for the Office of the President including invitations, holiday cards, commencement, and convocation materials.
Medical Illustrations/Graphics Division • June 1991 - July 1996
Provided technical and graphic support for a variety of clients, including students, professors, administrators, and physicians.
The projects included logos, newsletters, brochures, charts/graphs, flyers, patient information material, and graphics for national medical journals.
DIVI RESORTS • ITHACA, NY • AUGUST OF 1988 – JULY 1991
Created advertising campaigns and marketing materials to promote 13 hotels in the Caribbean. Established a prototype brochure for marketing Divi Hotels. Designed identity packages for several timeshare projects. Conceptualized/designed the identity of
Divi Winds. Illustrated several posters, advertisements, brochures, p.o.p. displays, premium and amenity packages.
DEMING ADVERTISING • ITHACA, NY • MAY 1986 – AUGUST 1998
Responsible for design, illustration, and production of all print materials. Assisted in the creation of advertising and marketing campaigns for agency clients, including Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Citizens Bank.
2018 – 2019 Scottsdale Artist’s School, AZ
Studied with artists: Jeff Legg, Milt Kobayashi, and Marianne Mitchell
2019 – 2020 Steamboat Art Museum, CO
Studied with artists: Dave Santillanes and Chula Beauregard
2001 – 2004 Art Student’s League, NY
Studied with artist: Mary Beth McKenzie
2000 – 2009 Ridgewood Art Institute, NJ
Studied with artists: Betty Kaytes and Joel Popadics
1982 – 1985 Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Degree: BFA – Bachelor of Fine/Applied Arts
Dual Major: Graphic Design and Illustration
1980 – 1982 Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Program: Fine Arts
2014 - 2021 Red Brick Center for the Arts – Resident Artist Exhibitions, Aspen, CO
2018, 2019 Peace Chapel – Small Wonders and Figurative Exhibitions, Aspen, CO
2017 Gore Mountain Range Gallery – Taste of Colorado, Kremling, CO