My art follows a circuitous path, resulting in many autobiographical pieces, inspired by impressions gathered over decades. Influenced by Hudson River artists, I pursue traditional landscapes, particularly en Plein Air. Recently, I’ve embraced still-life painting, working from both life and photos. Also, in creating a series of mixed media abstracts, I’m honoring historic women artists, such as Miriam Shapiro. Summer 2019 marks a return to relief printing on decorative items, note cards, and wearable art, as well as revisiting collagraph prints, as a transformative link to collages. My love of basket-weaving further allows investigation of varied textures, forms, and designs, along with teaching basket-weaving and writing original patterns. I constantly strive to break new ground and expand my horizons. My body of work reflects the sum of my belief system, history, and vision. I adhere to novelist Willa Cather’s observation that “Religion and Art spring from the same root and are close Kin.” Therefore, by integrating all aspects of my life into my Art, I invite viewers to become acquainted with me via my creations.
April 4, 2019