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 […]

Deep Seascape in My Drawers

Deep Seascape in My Drawers

Something shiny, blue and full of texture in My Drawers! Deep Seascape is a swirling collage of movement and energy full of color, pattern, netting and small shiny mirrors (from old curtains!) It’s the way I roll- my love of water, found materials and pieces of my life bring my dreams to life. Sharing stories […]

Under the Influence in Jersey City

Under the Influence in Jersey City

Recently I rediscovered a small book gifted to me many years ago. Page after page, the catalogue is an eruption of color in splotches and patterns on vessels that barely contain, yet seem to embody forces of nature…. “Artists get inspiration from the entirety of the universe — from every-day objects to profound philosophies. The […]

Stop By This Saturday- 9.24.16

Stop By This Saturday- 9.24.16

Saturday, September 24, 2016 is our 4th Annual Open House Studio Party. 5-9 pm Sure, I know you’re busy. You probably have a million things going on, we all do. But that’s the beauty of an Open Studio House Party- You can stop by before you head out – or after, or stay the whole time. Bring a friend, […]

Painting by the Pond 2016

Painting by the Pond 2016

Day #3 of Painting by the Pond 2016. This week long summer workshop, now in its 3rd year has our largest group to date with returning painters who have worked with me before, as well as new people with varying levels of experience in front of an easel. I enjoy working with such a range of styles and experience. My […]

Be it Ever So Humble

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Painting, Paintings, Travel | 2 Comments
Be it Ever So Humble

Home. Whether we have lived in a place for generations, or, are just passing through. Home as a place of comfort, safety and security, is a basic human need. The desire to understand this need and to find our interconnectedness through memory, place, history is always at the heart of my work, and my adventures. As I […]

Poetic Moment

Poetic Moment

She was not sure what idea she wished to express but the thought that a poetic moment had touched upon her took life within her like an infant hope. She stepped onward bravely.   James Joyce. I took a little liberty with Joyce’s quote, making it gender appropriate, but I love the sentiment. Often I don’t […]

Up for Air

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Art Events, Painting, Paintings, Works of Art | No Comments
Up for Air

Up for Air and into the deep. Going into the studio, or actually, my garage or driveway with cans of spray paint, assorted nets and a large drop cloth is the first step of my work. The shifting patterns created by the nets as stencils on the blank canvas are the primary layer of the […]

Finding Beauty in a Box

Finding Beauty in a Box

Getting Reflection Pond, a recent commissioned diptych (2 panel painting) packed and ready for shipping to Hawaii was an art in itself. While packing and shipping art is something I have done before (just recently sent work to Cedar Street Galleries in Honolulu) I opted to hire artist and museum Preparator (a.k.a Art Handler) Stephen Ruszkowski to pack this […]

Leap,and the Net

Leap,and the Net

“Leap, and the net will appear.”    John Burroughs (author, 1837-1921) I don’t recall where or when I first heard this quote by the american author John Burroughs, but there was something in that declaration of faith that resonated with me. It’s one of my favorites. Perhaps on some level, that is what led me to the imagery […]