Softly into the Night, 30"x42", mixed media, 2015

Softly into the Night, 30″x42″, mixed media, 2015

I came to art after a long career in psychology, dedicated to the wellbeing of children and families. Two years in the Peace Corps in Africa from 1967-1969, the diversity of my own extended family, the preciousness of the people I have served in my career, and a life in music have all found their ways into my art. Perhaps not surprising, people especially, find their way into my art.

My work focuses on watercolor paintings, mixed media and collage, and a practice of drawing from life. Although based in realism, paintings, and especially the processes of deconstruction and reconstruction of my collages, make visible the fragments of experience from which we construct our narratives of a whole. These images carry the viewer beyond representation into layers of meaning, ambiguity, and imagination. Narratives are inferred rather than demonstrated, and questions asked rather than answered.

I draw nearly every day, often in darkened concert halls. There the challenge is to keep a receptive ear and a loose hand in order to capture both performer and sound, with their rhythm, flow, and intensity.

What_are_we_doingI am represented by Galatea Fine Arts, 460B Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, and am a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society. Most recently my work has been exhibited in solo shows at the Harriet Tubman Gallery, Galatea Fine Arts, and the Brookline Arts Center, and in group exhibitions with the New England Watercolor Society, and the Danforth Art Museum, among others. For more information, please see my Artist Vita.

 

Please click here for a YouTube video of my June 8, 2014 gallery talk at the Danforth Museum about my award-winning collage “What are we doing? Where are we going?”