Boots on the Ground

Boots on the Ground

Revisiting my Shoe Portrait Series for an upcoming exhibition at The Pegge Hopper Gallery titled Art & Soul, a celebration of art and shoes. Combat Ready 2 is one of two small paintings that I will ship off to Honolulu for the February show. Originally, I was commissioned to paint a Shoe Portrait of an old pair […]

15 Years

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

15 years later, 9/11 is part of our American history and collective psyche. You probably remember where you were, and have your story. For what it’s worth, here’s mine. The morning of September 11, 2011 was a picture perfect beautiful day with clear blue skies. Outside the door of my son Griffin’s preschool on Route 35 in […]

Out of My Comfort Zone

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Out of My Comfort Zone

Guest blog post by Garbiñe Maruri. I’m out of my comfort zone. I’m spending two months away from home in a foreign country- Out of my comfort zone-. I’m living with two teenager host-brothers -Out of my comfort zone-. I’m buying colorful clothes (just in case you were wondering, black and grey are my best friends) […]

A Quick Sketch From LBI

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
A Quick Sketch From LBI

This post comes from Long Beach Island, NJ where we are for a family vacation. It’s a chance to chill, spend time together before Garbiñe heads back to Spain and Griffin goes back to college for his sophomore year. Our house sits right on the lagoon on the bay side of the island which offers changing light and […]

Stopping in on some Friends

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Stopping in on some Friends

Had a long overdue visit this week with Linda Mercner, Executive Director of YoungMoms, Kennett Square. Linda took over the position from founder Lisa McMain in 2014, just as I was beginning a new project with YoungMoms funded by a Leeway Art & Change Grant. Linda shared with me how perfect it was that when she took […]

Jumping in with Both Feet

Jumping in with Both Feet

Beginning and endings are often the hardest part of anything- a relationship, a transition, a work of art. I jump in with both feet, my husband Scott on the other hand, gives careful consideration to everything he does. Granted, once he commits, he’s in. But getting him there, that’s another story. We were set up […]

Recycled Materials Transformed Into Sculptural Masks

Recycled Materials Transformed Into Sculptural Masks

Protection. Fashion. Power. Culture. Identity and more… These are just some of the words students came up with during our warm up Word splash exercise for the mask making workshops I am bringing to elementary school students in Delaware through the DIAE (Delaware Institute of Arts in Education.) Using the word Helmet, rather than Mask for this exercise opened up possibilities […]

Laying Low: Life Lesson from the Koi Pond

Laying Low: Life Lesson from the Koi Pond

Nothing like a blizzard with howling winds, dumping 2-3′ of snow to remind us what many mammals and some fish know. Winter is a time to hibernate, or at least, lay low, like the fish in our backyard koi pond. While fish don’t truly hibernate, they do go into a “state of torpor.” As the temperatures fall, they drop to the bottom of the pond where the […]

Fleeting Stars- Remembering the Space Shuttle Challenger

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Fleeting Stars- Remembering the Space Shuttle Challenger

January 26, 2016 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. 7 astronauts lost their lives 73 seconds into flight. Back then in 1986, I was living on Oahu- with big hair and big dreams. While being an astronaut was not one of them, I couldn’t help share the excitement around the historic event. […]

An Activity of Discovery with Norman Lewis at PAFA

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
An Activity of Discovery with Norman Lewis at PAFA

“Art becomes an activity of discovery- emotional, intellectual, and technical- not only for the artist but for those who view his work.”    Norman Lewis (1909-1979) Finding your voice and honing your style, or vision as an artist, is a life long process. Procession: the Art of Norman Lewis at PAFA (Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, […]