STATEMENT

Oil painting and collaging combined with oil paint on canvas and paper are the vehicles that underpin my exploration into the elements of picture making.



Applying thick and thin paint, using a full color palette and freely adding charcoal and pastel marks, all contribute to a characteristic gestural style. Also, recycling previously completed work allows adjunct images to enrich my alla breva paintings. At times, these "collages" are the images themselves. I rethink and recombine completed paintings and graphics, which then continue the journey with me.



My conscious approach to all of my work is to include “air” within strong strokes and abstract images. While painting, I often turn the direction/space of canvases to find the thrust I need. I may join (or add) pieces to form diptychs, triptychs, etc. to fully accommodate larger ideas. I allow things to happen during the process. Serendipity is a central feature in all my work.



All techniques, palettes, images become intertwined. I let the underlying expression, through color, dictate the outcome, whether the format is calm or agitated.



I heartily endorse Lee Krasner, who said:



"For me, I suppose that change is the only constant."



RESUME

Solo Exhibitions



2005 Song Kran Gallery, NYC



2004 Krour Thai Gallery, NYC



1999 Print Department Gallery, Hunter College, NYC



Group Exhibitions



2009 Callahan Gallery, Saint Francis College, Brooklyn NY

Salmagundi Club, NYC



2008 Weill Cornell Medical Center Library, NYC

Ear Inn, James Brown House, NYC



2007 Venezuelan Embassy Gallery, NYC

Broome Street Gallery, NYC



2006 Lafayette Grill Gallery, NYC



2005 Manhattan Borough President Gallery, NYC



2004 Art Department Gallery, Hunter College, NYC



2003 Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NYC



2002 New Century Artists Gallery, NYC, Juried

313 Gallery, NYC



2001 Broadway Mall Gallery, NYC

New Century Artists Gallery, NYC, Juried



2000 Oasis Gallery, Hunter College, NYC

313 Gallery, NYC



Education



Hunter College, New York NY

The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI



IN THE COLLECTION OF



Phillip Haight, New York City; Robert Dille, Atlanta, GA; Milt & Betty Judson,

Woodford, VT; Libby & Doug Barnshaw, Springfield, MA; Marsha Modeste,

New York City; Kirsten & Jack Schweitzer, New York City; Eileen Hannon,

Secaucus, NJ; Justin Greer, New York City; Heidi & Jose Arroyo, New York City.



AFFILIATIONS



American Society of contemporary artists (ASCA)

Metropolitan Artists

West Side Arts Coalition (WSAC)

Women in the Arts Foundation (WIA)