Be it Ever So Humble

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 […]

Ebb & Flow at Gallery 37: A Destination for Artful Living

Ebb & Flow at Gallery 37: A Destination for Artful Living

“As the years passed the layers of netting multiplied and she began to rely on a different kind of memory. The memory of things she knew but no longer saw.” Brick Lane by Monica Ali. Spent the day yesterday installing my exhibition Ebb & Flow at Gallery 37: A Destination for Artful Living, 8 So. […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commissioning a Work of Art

Commissioning a Work of Art

Reflection Pond is finished, and ready to be packed and shipped to it’s new home in Hawaii! The commissioned diptych will hang in the new home of a longtime friend and collector, Cathalene. Scott and I spent some time in her beautiful piece of paradise last November to get a feel for the space and desired site for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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