I call the viewer to experience an emotion through contemplation, stretching the limit of what we think we see. Tight repetitve patterns coexist within an open plane of chaos, balancing opposing forces. There is a flow and a rythym in each piece of art.
I am influenced by the visual and philosophical when I create. My inspiration comes from the shapes, and patterns that surround us, the ebb and flow of life and the vibrancy of nature. The delicate balance between order and chaos in each of our lives. I am an abstract artist and as I create each piece I respond to the play of light, movement and color which occurs when working freely with paint and not being limited by a preconceived image.
My work is process oriented and is formed through addition and elimination . Using tools such as pallette knives, brushes, chopsticks and print blocks a concept is executed on large canvas using sweeping motion and precise edges . Balance is found using addition and elimination.
I have studied art throughout my life, both in my home where I was surrounded by art and formally at school. I have attended art programs at Syracuse University School of Art, Binghamton University, The Art Students League in New York City and The Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey.
My work has been selected for display in juried shows including,The New Britain Museum of American Art, Canton Gallery on the Green, The West Hartford Art League, Farmington Valley Art Center, and Studio Montclair in New Jersey, and the Jazzmen Music and Gallery in West Hartford.
I live with my husband and two children in New England . I am currently engaged in teaching art to special needs adults and am a Visiting Artist in Residence at a Montessori school. I am also involved in a fundraiser for breast cancer research which involves a creative project to remind woman of the importance of breast health.