About ME 

EXTREMES

I’m influenced by both stark monochromatic color and bold color application in a non-traditional concept. The contrast and texture of an object lead to the technique I choose to create the work. It's either less is less or more is more. Either way my work is meant to strike a nerve, illicit a memory, impact a space. I create in paper, ink, watercolor, oil, encaustic, mixed media, metals and resin.

In 2015 I began painting full-time after retiring from a 25 year career in the food industry (pastry chef, product development & marketing, super-taster, research analyst) for manufacturers and restaurants. Primarily self-taught, I’ve had the fortune of taking classes with some fabulous artists across the country.

Originally from Upstate New York, I’ve traveled all over the world and lived in Colorado, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Arizona, Wisconsin, New York City and a year in the UK. This exposure to various landscapes and climates (and food & fashion!) has no doubt influenced my painting and spawned creativity.

Exhibitions-Showings-Sales

2019 - Log Cabin Studio - Year-Round BY APPOINTMENT
Irondequoit, NY
2019 - Clothesline Festival - Memorial Art Gallery,
Rochester, NY
2019 - ArtStroll Irondequoit - August 9-11th
Irondequoit, NY
2018 - Clothesline Festival - Memorial Art Gallery     
           Rochester, NY
2018 - Corn Hill Arts Festival, Rochester, NY
2017 - Curtis Center For The Arts, Greenwood Village, CO
         - “35th Annual All Colorado Show” - Resin Painting
2017 - 3Square Art Gallery - “COLOR” - Fort Collins, CO -
         Watercolor
2017 - Crossland Art Gallery, El Paso, TX - 6x2 D luxe
         Members Show - 5 Watercolor on Yupo.
2017 - New Mexico Art League - "Black & White" Show - 3
         Ink & Watercolor Juried by Buffy Nelson.
2017 - El Paso Community College, TX - "Celebrating Lives
        of Women Artists" Exhibit. March 21-April 3rd, Award-
       winning Fall 1 and Rebel Aspens on exhibit. Juried by
       Karla Zanelli.
2016 - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery - “Seasons
         2016” Painting Category - Juried by John R. Math
2016 - Nature Inspired: Autumn, 2016 (Publication) NY, NY
         - 3 paintings (Orange tree, Untitled Fall, Untitled Fall
         Juried by Christine Agro
2016 - CORE New Art Space Gallery - Denver, CO The
          "RED" Show - Red & Black Juried by Deb Courtney
2016 - Fare Bella Gallery-Manitou Springs,CO  
2016 - Angel Concept - Littleton, CO - consignment
2016 - Bluebird Gallery - Denver, CO - First Friday artist
2015 - Fare Bella Gallery-Manitou Springs,CO-Emerging
         Artist Show 2 paintings Juried by Lorraine Danzo;
         Cactus Cousins, Morning Glory (sold)

Collections - Public & Private - Global

Awards
2016 - "Seasons 2016" - Light Space & Time Art Gallery
*Special Recognition (Orange Tree)
*Special Merit (Untitled - Fall 1) - Juried by John R. Math