Fine Artist Painter
paintings on paper, linen, canvas
I have always been an Artist, observing the world through a sensory perception, with great wonder for the world of color!
Growing up in Connecticut, viewing changing seasons~beautiful New England leaves.
I remember visiting Grandfather's printing company, with multiple images rolling off long presses, full of colorful freshly textured fascinating inks; creating early visual impressions.
At home: Degas' ballerinas~the prints on my wall.
The visual world, is not, a separate picture.
Interior realms link up with this Universe; presenting a nexus of experience.
Pattern, light & shadow, color, texture, line, shape, edges & layers; perception & impressions;
all part & parcel of daily life.
Juxtapositions and relationships, of both the human experience and the natural world, offer abundant opportunities for inquiry and creative exploration. The natural world is rich and inspiring, with both sensory and visual components; within every day and the spiritual experience.
These are the primary areas addressed,
in this sometimes dreamlike body of work.
West Los Angeles City College.
Cal State, Northridge, California.
USC, Los Angeles, coursework in animation~textile design.
San Francisco Art Institute, California. Lithography.
Marylhurst University, Oregon. Bachelors in Art; Emphasis in the study of color, printmaking, photography.
Special Thanks to Artist Instructors:
James Turrell, of Flagstaff, Arizona,
Studies in the Nature of Light & Color.
Stephen Hayes, Monoprint.
Martha Pfanshmidt, Etching.
Dennis Cunningham, Design.
Rich Rollins, Film Photography.
Jean Putnam Studio, Watercolor.
Artist In Residence, Painting, Mendocino Art Center, Ca.
Lauryn Taylor, Painting in Carmel Valley, California.
Susan Ogilvie, Pastels, Plein Air, Washington.
Teresa Saia, Pastels, Studio.
Susan Slapin Studio~Plein Air.
Gallery Representation: Waterfront Gallery.