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I am a multimedia artist and artisan who paints using mostly oils, but also some works in acrylic and watercolor. I also photograph, draw and sketch with pastels, pencils, and charcoal and finally I create small sculptures with a variety of clays and some found materials of wood, metals, plastic and paper. As a craftswoman I make jewelry and small purses.

I especially like themes in nature and am also doing more in portraiture from faces to the full figure. My styles include abstract expressionism and realism. I have also been influenced by the impressionists and colorists.
My art has served not only to present beauty in all its forms, for the feel good quality it presents for me and others, but also as a coping mechanism. It has helped me survive cancer and much loss as well as sustain myself. I have also helped others with art therapy.

I also love the words of Jan Philips in "Marry your Muse" as what best defines me as an artist.
"To be an artist, it is necessary to live with your eyes wide open, to breathe in the colors of the mountain and sky, to know the sounds of leaves rustling, the smell of the snow, the texture of the bark. It is necessary to rub our hands all over life, to sing where and when we want, to take in every detail... To be an artist is to notice every beautiful and tragic thing, to cry freely, to collect experience and shape it into forms that others can share."

Art Education:
Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY
Basic Sculpture and Abstract Expressionism

Greenwich House
Sculpture

National Council of Jewish Women Centers
Mixed Media and Oil Painting

Gilda and Henry Block School of Art at the 92nd Street Y
Portraiture in Oil

The Creative Center
Variety of Art Courses

Art Students League of New York

Awards:
Accepted in Juried shows made up of deciding panels of professional artists, art educators and curators.

A Haiku I wrote on Cancer and Art won an award as best Haiku and an Art scholarship for Portraiture in Oil painting at the Gilda and Henry Block Art School.

Group exhibitions:
Several Women in the Arts (WIA) exhibits in different venues throughout the boroughs of NYC and on Governors Island

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) – Exhibits at their own permanent Gallery in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Hudson Guild Gallery in Chelsea area of Manhattan – Juried art shows and Community art Jam shows

ArtHouse – juried art shows in Tribeca area of Manhattan

Greenpoint Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Exhibits in Long Island City Queens at the "See Me" Gallery

Exhibits at The Creative Center in the lower Eastside of Manhattan on the Bowery

Art Memberships:
Women in the Arts Foundation, Inc.
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Professional Women Photographers
New York Artists Equity Association