Romantic, warm, painterly and inviting, are words that describe my art. My inspiration often comes from the way I see the world through the lens of a camera, patterns of light and dark motivate my paintings. My photographs are source material for my paintings, often I think of them as the initial sketch.
My current series of paintings titled Interior Landscapes are about the passage of time in the same way as my photographs of light and shadow describe a moment just past. They include a narrative element that describes home and domesticity through luminous, voluptuous shapes. The idea is that pillows contain the sensory experience of the journey traveled at night; the folds and creases of a rumpled bed are mysterious and evoke an unseen presence. The forms are intimate, erotic and sensual- they are personal landscapes but are also evocative of structures found in the physical world. I am a mid-career artist with a graduate degree in fine arts from Hunter College. I have been awarded grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Abby Austin Mural Arts Fellowship from the National Academy Museum, a George Sugarman Award, a Ludwig Vogelstein grant and a NYFA workshop award.
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