To have the ability to see and appreciate the beauty in the world around us is a precious gift. To be able to work with your hands to produce something that speaks of you and to you is a blessing.
I began painting in college, primarily doing collage and using acrylics. I continued painting for several years thereafter, until family and a job took up most of my time. After retirement, I went back to art, beginning with the study of pastels. I am now learning watercolor as I continue with pastels.
My work in pastels is about exploring the medium and what it can do and what I can do with it. Depicting the light at various times of the day and how it transforms shapes and colors is of particular interest to me. In my exploration of watercolor, the way that the colors mingle on the paper is fascinating - and frustrating! – and I’m enjoying the process.
Member: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Pastel Society of New Jersey, Contemporary Arts Group NJ, Westfield Art Association, Watchung Art Center
Awards: Pastel Award, Visual Arts Center of NJ Members' Show, 2009 Third Place, Pastel Society of NJ Show, 2010 Second Place, Union County Senior Art Show, 2011 Second Place, Landscapes, Tewksbury Historical Society Show, 2011 Honorable Mention, Pastel Society Members' Show, 2011 First Place, Landscapes, Union County Senior Art Show, 2012 Third Place, Landscapes, New Jersey Senior Art Show, 2012
Shows: Pastel Society of NJ Juried Show, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 VACNJ Members' Shows, 2005-2012 AAUW, Summit College Club Shows at New Providence Library 2010,2011,2013 CAG Shows 2011, 2012, 2013 Solo Show at Summit Library Gallery 2010 Paper Mill Playhouse Upstairs Gallery, 2009 Bernardsville Library Juried Show, 2009 Mendham Public Library, Brookside, March, 2008 Interweave Art Show, Summit, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013 Calvary Church Gallery 2010, 2013 Lamington Presbyterian Church Annual Invitational Art Show, 2006 Many group shows with art students In many private collections
Education: AB, Art History, Douglass College, Rutgers University Graduate work, Art, University of North Carolina