I am a painter and a teacher.
My recent paintings are made one section, or stripe of color, at a time, increasing in opacity, from the center out. This system allows me to “weave” the colors together, making small shifts from band to band, so the light at the center remains, and the image as a whole, sparkles. Depending on what kind of day I’ve had, I work to control my breathing and energy to make the straightest lines and edges I can at the time. I rely on the process of repetition to take me on a journey toward the resulting image which, in the end, is a result of hundreds of choices about color relationships. The more surprised I am at the end, the better. Standing in front of the paintings, viewers have a similar experience, like wandering through a space, looking through a window, or walking through a door.
I received my B.F.A. from Alfred University, and my M.F.A. from The University of Iowa. My work has been exhibited at The Yard, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and in and around Boston, at Carroll and Sons Gallery, Proof Gallery, and 13 Forest Gallery. In 2012, it was included in the publication, New American Paintings.
I work in a studio at Waltham Mills, in Waltham, Massachusetts, two miles down The Charles River from my home, where I live with my husband and our two young sons. In addition to my studio practice I am committed to the field of art education and I teach at an independent high school when I’m not in the studio.