Most of the paintings you see here deal with a journey I did not realize I was taking. The paintings were done at a time when many of my dear friends and loved ones were going through significant life-changing passages. Even my children's dog, a beloved member of our family, was affected.
While my emotional energies were directed outward, in a real sense, these paintings created themselves. None of them were consciously planned, and yet as I worked on each one, I found that I was expressing the joys and sorrows of those around me, as well as my hopes and fears for them. A dog became a metaphor for my thoughts and feelings about the cycle of life. You will see figures and animals in many of these paintings.
Shortly after I began this series I found these powerful lines from a poem by N. Scott Momaday:
"These figures in my rhyme,
Who are they? Death and Death's Dog Time."
These words resonated with my feelings as I was painting and became part of my vision.
I realize that throughout our lives we keep company with the knowledge that we are marvelously fragile and on this earth for a fleeting moment. We face life's passages separately yet together, sharing joys and sorrow with those around us, and moving forward each day into an ever-changing future.
Concurrent with my new body of work, I continue to work on the Hidden Treasure Series of everyday ordinary containers, i.e. a shopping bag, with a special and meaningful treasure, my trip to Italy, and the Supernatural Exquisite Series, begun after a trip to San Francisco.
BFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1957
Printmaking, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
Printmaking, Bethesda, MD with Ann Zahn
Experimental Water Media, Santa FE, NM with Virginia Cobb, 1992-94
Mixed Water Media, Myrtle Bach, SC with Carol Barnes, 1993
Master Class, Myrtle Beach, SC with Glenn Bradshaw, 1993
Master Class, Myrtle Beach, SC with Katerine Liu, 1994
Design Class Myrtle Beach, SC with Gerald Brommer, 1995
Portland Community College, oil painting and drawing 1995 - present
Montgomery County Public Schools, Department of Adult Education - painting and drawing 1967-94
Westwood, NJ, Department of Education,
Junior and Senior High School Art 1957-59
Selected Juried Shows and Awards
National Watercolor Oklahoma 2001 Holbein Watercolor Prize
WSO Aqueous Media Exhibition 2000 Award of Distinction
Arizona Aqueous XIV Watermedia Exhibition 1999, Award of Merit
24th Exhibition National Watercolor Oklahoma, 1998
WSO 33rd Annual Aqueous Media Exhibition, 1998
23rd Exhibition National Watercolor Oklahoma, 1997
17th Annual Montgomery County Juried Art Exhibition, 1993
Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
Arizona Aquaeous, VII/92 & VI/91, Tubac Center of the Arts, 1991 & 1992
Western Maryland Regional Watercolor Exhibition, 1990
Printmakers Show IV, Washington CD, 1990
The Atheneum, Alexandria, VA, 1989
National Institutes of Health, Juried Shows, Bethesda MD, 1969-89
Selected Gallery Exhibitions
WhiteBird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR Asman Gallery Washington, DC
Lucas Gallery, Telluride, CO Graystone Gallery Portland, OR
Fitzgerald Fine Arts, Alexandria, VA Zyzx Gallery, Los Olivos, CA
Gallery Oscar, Sun Valley ID The Art Barn, Washington DC
Red Rock Trading Company, Alexandria, VA
The Montpelier Art Center, Montpelier, MD
Washington Women's Printmakers Annual Shows, Washington, DC
Rental Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Children's Inn, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD