About the Artist
I am a painter and printmaker currently living and working in Austin, Texas. I have exhibited my work in galleries and museums in the US and Germany, including the Vorpal Gallery, N.Y., Gallery Varisella, Germany, Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, N.Y. and Art.Work, Austin. Among the many group exhibitions where my work has been shown are the East and West Austin Studio Tours, Guadalupe Arts Center (Austin), Contemporary Art Museum of Houston/ Members Gallery, and several National Drawing Association “Selected Works” touring exhibitions. I attended the School of Visual Arts, NYC and received my MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy. I have worked as a painting instructor, freelance curator, visual arts consultant, and was Coordinator of Cultural Arts for the Town of Hempstead, NY for 30 years before moving to Austin.
Artist’s Statement: My work focuses on shapes and forms, exploring relationships in space, and juxtaposing colors and textures to create tension. My most recent series of pen-and-ink drawings is inspired by microscopic sea organisms, while the recent watercolors are derived from my fascination with leaf forms. The pen-and-ink drawings are monochromatic, using sepia and black inks. The watercolors, in contrast, use fanciful and vibrant colors to create surreal leaf images. Both series are on Fabriano paper.