upon a time in a pleasant little town in rural upstate New York, a
baby was born to an eccentric artist family. She was raised lovingly
on artichokes, chocolate cake, honey butter and cerulean blue paint and
even before she could utter her very first words , she was carrying a paintbrush
and donning a viridian beret.
That baby was me.
Years passed and life was good. At the age of seventeen, like many of my
generation, I left home and set out for cross-country adventure.
Later, with my soul still steeped in art and with
vermilion paint coursing genetically through my veins, I returned
East and casually pursued my calling. By the time I was twenty five, my
penchant for art had become my profession.
People often ask me, "Where do your ideas come from?"..."Where did
you learn to paint?" I've had no formal training. Other than learning the
mastery of the tools and medium by watching my family, I am essentially
self-taught. My ideas come from out of the blue. Simply, the
paintings paint themselves and literally take form when the brush
touches the canvas; a symbiotic connection between mind and brush, my hand
becoming the vehicle through which a colorful story unfolds. Often
I surprise myself by the finished work and am delighted that I can
bring a smile to my audience doing something I love to do. It is no mystery that my distinctive style, using texture and pattern, was gleaned from my english grandmother;
a very cool lady, who was an eminent fashion and textile designer
of the 30s and 40s. I have fond memories of passing my early years in her
and my grandfather's studio nestled in the Catskill Mountains, watching
them render their beautiful designs.. My siblings and I were given free
reign of the studio and so we "played" with many mediums from printmaking,
pottery, weaving and mosaics to painting in watercolors and oils.
It wasn't till I began painting professionally and in quantity that,
out of necessity, I discovered my present medium, house paint. The objects
that you will find me painting today have broadened from the humdrum canvas
to an array of found junk, castaway furniture and walls of all sizes.
Over the past twenty years, between raising three children and other enlightening
adventures I have produced a huge body of work. My paintings and prints have been proudly featured in many publications and catalogs including Country Living Magazine,
Country Folk Art Magazine, The Museum of American Folk Art, House Beautiful, Womans Day ,Family Circle,Ethan
Allen,Country Curtains, and Country Manor to name a few, as well as in galleries and shops internationally. Offered to you
here, in orderable, signed prints, is but a sampling of them.
So sit back and enjoy the view!
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