Member Since: December 2008
I work in mixed media on canvas, paper or panel, using the materials at hand...the work is about place, landscape or interior, sometimes one masquerading as the other...the human form can become part of the landscape...there is ambiguity...a vague pe... more
|Artist Statement:||I work in mixed media on canvas, paper or panel, using the materials at hand...the work is about place, landscape or interior, sometimes one masquerading as the other...the human form can become part of the landscape...there is ambiguity...a vague personal iconography of image, allegory and obscure pun....I am fascinated by old aircraft, the female form, decaying architecture...|
1969-71 temple univ. phila.pa.
1972-73 apprentice;paul evans studio, plumsteadville,pa.
1973-76 univ.of ala.in birmingham,.. advanced studio courses in printmaking,sculpture,painting, gallery assistant…b.s. in occupational therapy
|Awards & Distinctions:||juried awards,select list
1978 ursinus college,pottstown,pa.
1991 nittany lion exhibit,freyberger gallery,penn state berks,reading,pa.
1991 faber barren national color awards, stamford,conn.
1992 3rivers exhibit,pittsburgh,pa.
1994 berks art alliance,reading,pa.
1997 blair county arts,altoona,pa.
1998 art association of harrisburg,pa.
2000,2003 riverwalk arts,york,pa.
2001,2002 watercolor usa,springfield,mo.
2003 hoyt midatlantic exhibit,newcastle,pa.
2007 pennsylvania watercolor society,lancaster, pa.
|Professional/Teaching Experience:||as an occupational therapist in a psychiatric hospital,i used a variety of expressive media as both an instructor and facilitator
|Exhibitions:||i have participated in juried regional and national art exhibitions for over 30 years, including 6 occasions as part of ‘art of the state’ at the state museum in harrisburg since 1997.................
1980 freedman gallery,albright college,reading,pa.
‘4 artists working in reading’
1991 fryberger gallery,penn state berks,reading,pa.
'graut kauffman awards exhibit'
1993 reading area community college,reading,pa.
1997 art association of harrisburg,pa.
‘mixed messages’group exhibit
2008 artplus gallery,w reading, pa.
2009 art association of harrisburg,pa.
|Artistic Influences:||max ernst...romare bearden....alberto burri...richard diebenkorn|
|Artist Tags:||aircraft, landscape, surrealism, nudes, collage|