new works, upcoming exhibitions / events, & other news
This selection of new works from 2018 includes monotypes, collage, paint, and pastels. I'm like a kid in a candy store—or bakery—when I select art tools, and my studio is my playhouse. I use all mediums to help me reveal what my inner voice is beckoning me to create. My love of process, color, and exploration, leads me to mine my memory and imagination. My travels and love for new experiences continually inspire, as can be seen in Hong Kong Fantasy above.
It is doubly gratifying when viewers bring their own imagination to a piece. People who own my paintings say they are uplifting and that they see more and more in them each time they view them.
My painting, "Truth," part of the series "Let's Face the Truth About Climate Change," will be included in the International Group Show Environmental Food Chain curated by RE:ARTISTE. The show will be on view at Gallery MC in New York City from August 6 through August 18, 2018, with an opening reception on the evening of August 10th from 6:30-9:00 pm.
RE:ARTISTE, "Environmental Food Chain"
545 West 52nd Street, Floor 8
New York, NY 10019
You can check out the other paintings from my "Let's Face the Truth About Climate Change" below.
I will be teaching two different workshops this summer at the The Art Barge: The Victor D'Amico Institute of Art in Amagansett, NY.
Poetry Writing Workshop - every Thursday from July 12th through August 2nd
Stained Glass Workshop - August 6th through August 10th
Come take a class with me!
The Spring 2018 issue of Parentheses: International Journal of Literary Arts includes my poem "Becoming" and two of my paintings—"Inle Lake Montage" and "Water of Life."
Let's Face the Truth About Climate Change
Inspired by the ocean, rising seas, and climate change, I created this series of paintings to express visually my concern and sorrow about what is happening on our planet. I created them in such a way as to not be didactic, but used design and technique to create a visual experience to draw a viewer in with layers of color and mystery. Once a viewer gets closer they begin to see what these art works mean and hopefully are affected by them.