I always have made art, but life took me to a different vocation, science education. Several years before retiring in 2000, I decided I wanted to seriously pursue becoming a painter. After four years taking classes at Laguna Gloria Art School and joining an independent study with a local artist, I went out on my own. I rented an art studio and began responding to calls for entries. I have been fortunate to have exhibited my work in Austin in many juried and group exhibits. Today, I am a resident artist at Austin Art Space and participate in many of the Austin Visual Arts Association exhibits held there throughout the year. I participate in WEST, and was asked to be an artist in a collaborative art/theater production of Fiddler on the Roof. I also donate art for charitable fundraising, including the 5x7 event at Arthouse/Contemporary, and more recently for Capital City Village, and Congregation Agudas Achim synagogue. Recently, I wrote a book about stories of the Matriarchs in the book of Genesis and did paintings about what I discussed. The book, Faces of the Matriarchs, was published in 2018.
Colorful, dream-like, and enchanting - that's how others have described my art. Using mainly acrylic paint, pastel, and ink, I paint people, landscapes, imaginary places, and Judaica. I like to use layers of transparent paint and pentimento, and I strive (but don't always succeed!) in making my art more than "pretty" pictures. Biblical stories in Genesis have inspired my recent work. During Covid, I am renewed by my garden, and am painting it in new ways. And my new art is also influenced by the chaos and sadness of Covid times.
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