Purchased at Postcards from the Edge 2016

November 5th, 2017

Georgetown Marsh - Field of color seen outside cabin in Georgetown, Maine. Watercolor painting printed digitally with archival inks and hand altered with sepia pens.

Postcards from the Edge 2016

November 5th, 2017

Donated to the benefit for Visual Aids hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in NYC

Purchased at Postcards From the Edge

March 8th, 2014

Just received an email stating that this small work was purchased by a NYC collector during the sale to benefit Visual AIDS. Enjoy your new home!

Rocky View at Reid State Park

Postcards from the Edge 2014

January 25th, 2014

Visual AIDS benefit in NYC

Once again donated a small painting to this worthy cause.  All proceeds support the work of Visual AIDS, an organization that utilizes art to fight AIDS.  Buy an original work and be surprised when you find out who created it.  Visit www.visualaids.org for more information because AIDS is not over.

Artist’s Statement

October 13th, 2013

"Charlie's Sweatshop" Acrylic on Arches Aquarelle paper with rice paper Chine-colle

After attending the Dodge Poetry workshop yesterday, I looked back on an artist’s statement for “Charlies’s Sweatshop”. I have ambivalent feelings about these statements as I  feel that the viewer needs to be engaged in the process. Today I am feeling inclined to share these thoughts, so here they are:

The inspiration for “Charlie’s Sweatshop” developed from conversations with my aunts, born of Italian parents and who worked to support the family while the men were serving in World War II.  It references a Brooklyn sweatshop owned by a man known locally only as Charlie.  Like many women who sacrificed at home for the war effort, they labored under outrageous conditions for six years surrounded by filth, thread and dust.  The formation of the collage relates to the pattern pieces cut by a seamstress that become a finished piece of clothing, each part becoming a small component of the whole.

Image to Image Workshop at Noyes Museum

October 13th, 2013

Attended an inspiring workshop, thanks to the Dodge Foundation, entitled “Image to Image: Writing in Response to Visual Art” yesterday. It was facilitated by Cynthia Arrieu-King, associate professor of creative writing at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and held at the Noyes Museum in Oceanville. After musing about some poetry inspired by paintings, I jotted some lines of my own about two works:

Regarding “Longport Jetty”:

Ragged paper edges
Line the rugged rocky shore
And splash just beyond its margins.

White sea foam
Rises well above the earth’s curve
And floats in cumulous clouds.

The downward sloping horizon
And spraying sky
Form equal halves of differences
And sameness.

Regarding “Sutra”:

Leaves falling
Connected by orange autumn thread
Pierced pieces of history
Memory
Rising   Falling   Stationary   Drifting
Landing with permanence.

No tossing rolling hiding.
Children missing.

Late Summer Work

September 15th, 2013

Another hour-long sketch at Reid State Park.
5″ x 6 1/2″ on Cachet Linen Watercolor paper

"Sea Grass"

Summer Watercolors

September 15th, 2013

Spent some time making some small watercolors late this summer. This one took about an hour.
5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ on Fabriano paper

"Reid Rocks"

Christo and Sasaki

September 15th, 2013

The documentary filmmaker, Megumi Sasaki, thanking Christo for her introduction at the premier of Herb & Dorothy 50 x 50 at the IFC Theater. Excellent speech by Christo!

A Must See Film

September 15th, 2013

Previewed this film at the IFC Theater in NYC and recommend it for everyone!