My artwork is a unique formula of mixing happenstance with intention: a deliberate attempt to re-purpose materials I already have.
My background in publishing and graphic design developed my keen eye for seeing shape and color in print material. Through the discipline of cutting shapes with scissors and then combining these shapes, I create something completely new on canvas.
The majority of my materials are predominantly from magazine pages; however, other inspiration come from shredded fabric or mediums that can be shaped, such as clay.
The representation of color in my work is carefully selected from printed images, intentionally eliminating type so as to remove the source.
The images, textures, colors can lead to inspiration of a piece. On the other hand, when trying to create something specific, the color scheme must be sought after and the source material may be hard to find. And in cases of missing “color”, I will highlight with paint to emphasize texture or light where it is needed.
Some of the floral pieces are covered with a resin or acrylic varnish to protect the final finish. Others are left alone, which creates a flutter effect, much like a meadow breeze.
I help people transform and edit their mass collections of “things”, converting them into a single artistic expression.
Articles of Interest:
“Redding Woman Brightens Town Hall With Recycled Art”
“Redding Artists Create Earth Day Sculpture”
“Origami Earth Day Display to be Repurposed into Seed Paper”
The Buffalo Seminary (studied with Jean Henrich, artist and student of Charles Burchfield)
Vassar College, BA History
The Parsons School of Design/New School
“Homage to the Collage” Single Woman Show, Easton Library, August 2022
Easton Arts Council Art Show, January-February 2022
The Mark Twain Library Annual Art Show (adjudicated show), Dec. 4-Dec. 12, 2021
New Pond Farm Invitational Art Show, Redding, CT, June 5-13, 2021
Easton Arts Council Art in the Country Exhibition (invitational), May 22-June 26, 2021.
The Mark Twain Library Annual Art Show (adjudicated show), Dec. 6-Dec. 13, 2020
The Mark Twain Library Annual Art Show (adjudicated show), December 6-15, 2019
New Pond Farm Invitational Art Show, Redding, CT, June 2019
Homage to the Collage, Redding Town Hall, Redding, CT, Spring 2018
The Mark Twain Library Annual Art Show (adjudicated show), December 1-10, 2017
New Pond Farm Invitational Art Show, Redding, CT, June 2017
Homage to the Collage, Gallery 262, Redding, CT, December 2016