About the Artist


Since drawing with TV artist, Jon Gnagy at the age of 4, I have always wanted to be an artist. From an early age, I began painting and drawing, studying with a local artist and in public schools. I then went to Carnegie-Mellon University and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. I continued my studies at The New School and DeCordova Museum School. I currently belong to the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society where I create ceramics and have a painting studio in Arlington MA. I am a member of National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

Artist’s statement

My work has been a search for a creative medium that would give me the greatest latitude to explore design, color, texture, negative space and a wide range of subjects.

Because I do not have the traditional rectangle to contain my work, I am always looking at subjects that I would like to paint and asking, where do I crop the image. I draw a lot to find this edge and understand the subject before I begin a painting. Drawing the image on homasote, cutting it out and laying down the paper mache, all happen before I begin painting. The recycled newspapers are exploited for pattern, color, gray tones, line and even text.

Painting on paper mache, on a shaped surface helps me break two restrictions on traditional painting--the flat surface and the rectangle. I counter this non traditional surface with a painterly realism to find my expression.


  • “Pushing Paint”, NAWA , New York, NY    2019
    Honorable Mention
  • Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA    2019
  • NAWA Small Works, New York, NY    2018
  • Blue Heron Gallery, Welfleet MA    1997- present
  • Powers Gallery, Acton, MA   2010
  • Wheelock College, Boston, MA   2004
  • Eisenhauer Gallery, Block Island, RI   2002
  • Lawrence Price Gallery, NY, NY   1997-98
  • Gallery East, East Hampton, NY   1998

Corporate Collections

  • Fidelity Investments
  • Citibank
  • AOL/Time Warner

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