Art has been part of my life as long as I can remember. My earliest memories are of coloring….(and winning a Clara Barton doll at a Saturday movie matinee coloring contest).
Then came drawing and painting.
As an adult I enrolled in art school for the pure pleasure of exploring every medium available. I bought my first 35-mm camera and fell in love with photography.
A few years ago I started combining painting and photography. I’m not exactly sure why, except it pleased me to combine them and also better reflected the way I see things. Then I began playing with pique assiette where I am able to “paint” with broken plates and shards. I particularly like decorating old window frames or furniture and turning them into one-of-a-kind jewels.
I also enjoy transferring my small (4X6), beautiful photographs of flowers into large scale oil paintings, some with custom painted frames.
In a previous life (in NYC) my first entrepeneural adventure was painting oversize t-shirts and tuxedo shirts. For many years I designed and produced jewelry. My claim to fame was having my jewelry appear on the big screen (in the movies Cocktail and Earth Girls are Easy) and purchased by celebrities. I was fortunate to have my designs chosen both by Sheeptacular and Art of the Game, two juried outdoor Pittsfield art exhibits.
My work is not intellectual. I simply love color, texture and shape. That is what I respond to and that is, in large part, my voice.
I particularly enjoy the challenge of turning your treasure, whether it’s a view, a house, a car, a motorcyle……into a personal and unique piece of art.
I have always been attracted to “start up” enterprises and have been actively involved, since it’s inception, with Alchemy Initiative.
Currently my studio is at NUarts studios/gallery at 311 North St Pittsfield. We are thrilled to participate in the widely successful First Fridays Artswalk ,every first Friday of the month, from 5-8PM. Come visit, or to arrange a studio visit at another time, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-394-9942.
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