My vocabulary and palette have been very consistent over time. I am true to an inspiring vision, of light and infinite expansion, that changed my life at age 18. Jung and the mystical poets helped me understand how all this affected my life and work.
Signature elements include: Celestial bodies floating in sky and reflected in water; night skies; luminosity; Aerial perspective; maps and grids; visibly layered imagery including underlying marks; secondary colors such as turquoise, coral, indigo, gold and gray.
I strive to work in a positive, transcendent vein and hope my work brings peace andpleasure, if not surprise, to others. My work is in museums and public collections. I am especially proud that so much of my work is in private homes.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, I have lived in many US cities. As with my art, life has been an experiment in embracing what is at hand. To put myself through school, and at times just to keep painting, I have been a telephone operator, computer programmer, insurance claims adjuster, museum gift shop worker, Montessori aide and AMI-certified Montessori teacher, and anthropology museum registrar.
I studied art at Maryland Institute of Art, the University of Maryland, and the University of New Mexico. A BA in art and anthropology from the University of New Mexico, followed by a MA and further field work in cultural anthropology at UNM, led to community development work and research for the US Government and major corporations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Abiquiu, Atlanta, Dallas.
These days I focus on my garden, volunteer for the Master Gardener programthrough the US Extension Service, and continue to work on collage paintings, textiles and mixed-media assemblage
Selective Resume Collections: Evansville Museum of Art, Science and History [Indiana] Huntsville Museum of Art [Alabama] Knoxville Museum of Art [Tennessee] University of Virginia Farm Credit Administration - Atlanta Knoxville Convention Center City of Chattanooga St. Mary’s Hospital Heart Institute – Evansville, Indiana Canon USA - Atlanta
Exhibitions:2021 Alexandria Museum of Art [Lousiana]: juried groupFloyd Art Museum – Virginia [juried group]Tubac Center for the Arts – Arizona [juried group]Maryland Federation of Art [several juried group shows]University of North Carolina – Asheville [juried group]
Prior Huntsville Museum of Art [solo; juried group; invitational group] Knoxville Museum of Art [3-person] Evansville Museum of Art [juried group; museum purchase award]William King Museum – Abingdon, VA [several juried group shows]Clarksville Museum - Tennessee [group]Tennessee Arts Commission – Nashville [solo]Savannah College of Art and Design [3-person]Eastern Institute of Technology – New Zealand [group] University of Alabama - Huntsville [solo] University of Tennessee - Knoxville [solo] University of North Carolina – Charlotte [solo] University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg [invitational] East Tennessee State University [solo; curator for group, juried group]Georgia Institute of Technology [juried group] Medical College of Georgia [juried group]Maryville College - Tennessee [solo]Mississippi State University [juried group]Callanwolde Fine Arts Center - Atlanta [solo]Association for Visual Arts – Chattanooga [solo; invitational group; curator of group]Gray Matters Gallery - Dallas [solo]Gardener Gallery - Atlanta [solo; group]Anthony Ardavin Gallery - Atlanta [solo; two invitational group]McIntosh Gallery – Atlanta [group; invitational]Gallery One - Nashville [3-person]Hanson Gallery – Knoxville [2-person]16 Patton Gallery – Asheville [group]Percy Thompson Gallery – Stratford, NZ [juried group]
NOTE: A comprehensive CV, covering over 40 years, is available on request. This will also include specific places and dates, my own critical writing as well as reviews of my work.
Please also note that I have been affiliated with several private galleries over the years. After 2009 most closed; I have no gallery representation at present.