For well over thirty years I have worked in fibers, but admittedly, I have become a multiple-media artist. Seeking new materials to merge with my handmade papers, I became fascinated with metals several years ago. Currently, I am creating large-scale paintings.
My background includes a B.S in Art Education from Kutztown University (PA) and Graduate Studies at the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia. I also developed a full Jewelry and Metals program while working at Spring-Ford High School in Royersford, PA.
Since my retirement in 2007, I continue to work with hand-formed papers in my teaching studio, as well as jewelry classes and workshops at local colleges and art centers. I exhibit regularly in galleries near my home in Chester County, PA.
I don’t perceive myself as a realist by any means. Perhaps I moved into realism rather than from it. Currently, I am working on a body of paintings of anchorages along the Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern Shore where my husband and I spend our summers on our sailboat. A pervading sense of power accompanies the abstractions and tugs at my memory of our modern environment. Most of the views are flat landscapes and shallow waters, hence my large sweeping skies. Many paintings are completed from smaller pleine air studies. I work with layers of acrylic applied with my hands, rags, and yes, sometimes brushes.
Our Spring, Summer and Fall expeditions on the water reawakened my desire to paint more waters. I am currently finishing a painting of the Naraganset Bay.
I am constantly looking for newness, and I’m committed to originality.
I encourage your commentary.