About Me

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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 recently closed my studio in Asheville, NC where I facilitated art and design workshops for 5 years. I now live in Corvallis, Oregon. I have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Open Your Mind


Open your Mind
Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 30.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Winter Trees and Summer Breeze


Winter Trees
20" x 60"
Acrylic on canvas
$750
As the biggest plants on earth, trees not only provide us with oxygen, store carbon, stabilize the soil, and enrich the world's wildlife, they are absolutely beautiful in all seasons. I just love trees and this is why I live in a temperate rain-forest.  If you get a chance, paint a tree! Better yet, plant one!


Summer Breeze
7"x 9"
Oil on Canvas
$100

Friday, March 31, 2017

15 minute painting


I was driving up Brevard Road and noticed this bucolic scene once again.  I came home, took out a 16 x 20 inch canvas and painted it in acrylic. I used, red, white, blue, yellow and three greens; phthalo, olive and light. It took about 15 minutes.  I took a picture with my phone and added a poster edge filter in Photoshop and here you have it.    

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Birds of Paradise Lost


Birds of Paradise Lost
Oil on Canvas 48"x 60"



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Birth of Ideas


Mind Box III: The Birth of Ideas 
14 x 14. Acrylic paint on repurposed objects; eggshells, shadow box with sketches and ideas for a painting and a string of LED lights.