I make work with soft pastels that is gestural and saturated with pure pigment on paper.
A story unfolds in the landscape, streetscape, or interior space.
Landscapes grab me with their light, often mysterious, distant or intimate. I become more aware of the power and beauty of the world around us as I describe it with color, line and shape.
The orange cone series, referencing a repeated object in our landscape, started in my former Cambridge neighborhood. Animacy without human presence. Places inviting, liminal or abandoned.
I have recently returned to live in Massachusetts, my home in Cambridge and Berkshire County.
I earned a BA in Studio Art, concentrating in printmaking. I then studied architecture, and worked in photography and architectural marketing. Next, after a move to NYC, I was an archivist and worked on publications for art galleries. While raising a family in NY, CT, and NJ, I earned a certificate in Appraisal in Fine and Decorative Arts, while continuing to draw and work in watercolor, until I discovered the strength and rich pigment of soft pastel on paper.
Somerville Open Studios, Spring 2020