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, […]

Drawings from August Quarterly

Drawings from August Quarterly

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend August Quarterly Celebration.  The oldest African American festival in the nation was created over 200 years ago by Peter Spencer founder of the Mother African Union Church in Wilmington, DE and is highlighted in Press On, my recent collaboration and book project with the students and leaders from MAUC. […]

Great Week of Painting Wrapped Up

Great Week of Painting Wrapped Up

What a great week of Painting by the Pond 2016! If you’ve ever taken- or taught an art workshop before you know that you come away renewed and inspired by the others in the group, whether you are an experienced painter or it is your first time working with a new medium. As the instructor, I […]

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 […]

Playing Koi

Playing Koi

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it. Jonathan Winters Often there seems to be a push/ pull in my psyche; Go for it vs. Allow life to happen. After my first cancer diagnosis in 2002, a good friend said that this was an opportunity to take time from my high energy ambitious […]

Private Art Tour

Private Art Tour

Picasso in the bedroom, Matisse in the hall, DeKooning above a chest , Milton Avery in every room, and more…! An invitation this week to visit the home of Berta Kerr in Wilmington, DE was extended to the docents of the DE Art Museum and The Delaware Contemporary.  I was told by a mutual friend that this was […]

D. Marque Hall is Obsessed

D. Marque Hall is Obsessed

Davon “D.” Marque Hall is many things- an artist, a semi pro boxer, a teacher, a community organizer, a felon, and, my friend. He is also having his first solo exhibition titled “Pedagogy of the Obsessed” at the North Wilmington Branch Library, Opening Friday, April 1 at 6:00 pm. I met D. through my role as Artist in […]

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 […]

Unwrapping Possibilities

Unwrapping Possibilities

“It’s Like Christmas-Only its Trash!” While this was the excitement expressed by students at Heritage Elementary School when they noticed the art room counter with bins of recycled materials for their sculptural mask making workshops, it’s often how I feel when I discover a new object, texture or material discarded on the road, on the beach, or […]

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