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I have been making art and design for decades. I have been a graphic artist, jewelry, furniture and clothing designer, painter and print maker. I’ve exhibited my artwork in numerous group and solo shows in the US and Europe. I am originally from Queens, New York where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from Queens College. I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Humanities from California State University Dominguez Hills and a Practice-based Doctoral Research Degree in Fine Art-Painting from De Montfort University in Leicester, England. I also hold another Master of Arts Degree in Education. I have taught studio art and design, art history, research, and education for over 12 years at the graduate and undergraduate levels, online and on ground. I live in Corvallis, Oregon. I have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sheep and the Willfully Blind


Sheep and the Willfully Blind.  18 x 24. Oil on Canvas.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Guitar Heaven


Guitar Heaven. 14" x 17" Pencil drawing. 
Trying for a little closure after my son, Marty's death. He would have gotten a chuckle out of this one.  

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Truth is the Daughter of Time

This painting is based on an old proverb of unknown origin.



Truth is the  Daughter of Time. Oil on Canvas. 48" X 60". 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Family Matters



Family Matters. Oil on Canvas 48" x 36".



Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Brothers



The Brothers. Oil on Canvas 36" x 24". 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Subtle Goddess


Subtle Goddess. 48" x 32". Acrylic on Canvas.  $400.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Mind Boxes and Painting Series


Mind Box 1. Found and constructed objects in a box.  The mind box is a visual stream of consciousness tool for a series of  3 paintings inspired by a visit to the Solheimajokull Glacier in Iceland. There are rocks, seeds, human migration paths,  mini prints of paintings I've done and photos I've taken, images of and by my deceased son, a quote by Krishnamurti, images of Snowflake Bentley's photos of snowflakes, a mini skeleton, DNA strand, linoleum block print of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and other items. Although some of the items seem to have nothing to do with glaciers, they connect in my own mind. Click  'read more' to see the rest of the continuing series.


Ice Cave Dream Triptych. Oil on Canvas 16" x 32"



Sunday, January 17, 2016

Arcadian Modern


Arcadian Modern. 14"x17" Acrylic on canvas. $300.00. A little nod to Joaquin Torres-Garcia.