STATEMENT

Although I like to experiment with a variety of media, I consider myself first and foremost a printmaker. I am fascinated by the various tools, the smell of the inks, the machinery of the press. I work primarily with monotype (one of a kind prints) and mixed media including Asian papers, oil pastel, wax and collage. I continue to play with color, pattern and texture, and incorporate these elements into my explorations of the world around me.

 Nature is the theme I keep returning to. The works in the series “Secret Life” are inspired by the 1973 book, “The Secret Life of Plants”, by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. The book explores the idea that plants may be aware physically, spiritually and emotionally, and able to communicate with humans and with one another. This imagery results in my creating marks, circular shapes and patterns made by inking and printing various textures. These marks suggest to me a form of communication- I imagine if sounds moving through invisible airwaves were made visible, they might look something like this as they travel through space. 

CV

2018

 RECENT MONOTYPES with printmaking pals Nan Adams and Mary Mayer -Case Memorial Library, Orange, CT

EXPRESSIONS IN PRINT-  Group printmaking exhibit- Creative Arts Workshop Hilles Gallery, New Haven

Two Person exhibition with painter Linda Marino- Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, Branford, CT

2017

New Haven Paint & Clay Club Members Exhibition, New Haven

Annual City Wide Open Studios, New Haven

Co-Presenter, Printmaking Demonstration, New Haven Paint & Clay Club Annual Members' Meeting @ Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven

Juror, Hamden Art League Annual Members Exhibition, Hamden CT

2016

23rd Annual "Leonardo Challenge" to benefit the Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden CT

New Haven Paint & Clay Club Members Exhibition, New Haven

Annual City Wide Open Studios, New Haven

Creative Arts Workshop Bi-Annual Faculty Exhibition

Somewhat Off The Wall- New Haven Arts Council Benefit Fundraiser, New Haven

 Escapade: An Unusual Experience- multimedia performance/exhibition directed by choreographer/dancer Luis Antonio- Lyric Hall, New Haven

JAZZ: An Exhibition of Poetry, Prints and Photography, curated by Shaunda Holloway- Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery @ The Arts Council of Greater New Haven

 2015

Fundraiser auction for Ball & Socket Arts Center, Cheshire, CT

 Sound & Vision- fundraiser auction for WPKN and the Institute Library, New Haven

 2014

Guest presenter, Hamden Art League- Hamden, CT

Annual City Wide Open Studios, New Haven

 Uncommon Ground- Printmakers from Creative Arts Workshop- Willoughby Wallace Library, Stony Creek, CT

 Printmakers from Creative Arts Workshop- Christopher Martin's Restaurant New Haven

 2013

Somewhat Off The Wall- exhibition & fundraising event for the Arts Council  of New Haven

Annual City Wide Open Studios, New Haven

 2012

Solo Exhibit- Christopher Martin's Restaurant, New Haven

Annual City Wide Open Studios, New Haven

2011

Annual City Wide Open Studios, New Haven

2010

Solo Exhibit- The Whitney Center, Hamden CT

New Haven Spontaneous Artists' Collective group exhibition- New Haven

2009

Printmakers Invitational- River Street Gallery, New Haven

Awarded "Art Renewal Grant For Teachers" through The Philanthropic Initiative , Boston, MA. Resulted in printmaking residency at Fine Arts Work Center- Provincetown, MA

Annual City Wide Open Studios, New Haven

2008

Purchase Award, New Haven Paint & Clay Club

Solo Exhibition- Earl Hall, Southern CT State University, New Haven

Annual City Wide Open Studios, New Haven

2007

"Black and White and Red Upstairs" invitational-John Slade Ely House, New Haven

Annual City Wide Open Studios, New Haven