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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 Asheville, North Carolina with my husband of 40 years. I have 4 children and 1 grandchild. I facilitate workshops in art, craft and design at The Urban Art Retreat and Studio in Asheville, North Carolina. Visit the website at theurbanartretreatandstudio.com

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"






Glacier I. Oil on Canvas 36" x 48"



Glacier II. Oil on Canvas 48" x 36"



Mind Box II. Found and constructed objects in a box. This Mind Box is about Trees. Wood, paper, metal, lino print, fractal design,  image of a painting by one of my sons, Japanese toy figures, Dr. Seuss quote, nest, feathers, and other items in a 24" x 24" x 3" box. Three Paintings to follow. 




 Oak Branch Triptych. India ink on paper 24"x 54"


Red Tree. Acrylic on board 20" x 20".


Winter Morning. Acrylic on canvas 14" x 14".


Bear. Oil on Canvas 36" x 36".