On Thursday, September 12th Hastings Village Arts Commission held the Opening Reception for We're Not In Kansas Anymore at the Hastings Village Hall. The event was very well attend and festive! The exhibit includes artwork in a wide variety of art mediums, and at a very high quality. I am proud that my artwork has been included along with other talented artists.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Thank you to Hastings Village Arts Commission for selecting My Backyard to be included in We're Not In Kansas Anymore. My Backyard, is an original collage created in 2019 that celebrates the natural beauty found all around Westchester, NY. Nature inspires me, and is often a theme in many of my collages. I recycle printed materials to create my collages, so there is very little waste. I like the challenge of repurposing materials in my collages, and for me it makes each collage more meaningful.
We're Not In Kansas Anymore runs from September 1st through November 2nd at Hastings Village Hall, 7 Maple Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Since the beginning of 2019 I have been challenging myself to incorporate new collaging techniques into my artwork. In the past my collages have been one dimensional. Recently, I have been exploring how to create dimension using torn paper strips and other recycled materials. I found that I could create texture and movement by lifting torn paper strips off the support. As I work the papers organically fallinto place. The spaces between the strips create depth and gives the viewer a peak at what lays underneath. I have noticed that a change may occur over time as the papers naturally shift and curl. The strips also allow me to play with color in exciting new ways. Layering bold, contrasting colors can give a collage energy. Using colors that are similar can make a collage feel calm and soothing. I enjoy the process of finding the right combinations of colors and images.
I am so proud that two of my original collages have been selected to be in a group show along with artwork by fifty talented artists. Inside Small Art Exhibit at the Greenwich Botanical Center Gallery in Cos Cob, Ct. will close Wednesday, June 26th. Enjoy the beautiful grounds at the GBC after you visit the exhibit.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Four original collages will be on exhibit in Your Place Squared at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut from March 9th to June 2nd, 2019.
The theme of the exhibit is your "special place." Do you have a special place that inspires, energizes, or comforts you? I do! The collages below represent some of my special places and places that inspire me.
Patterns found in nature
South Florida, my home
away from home
Detail of paper lifting
off the support
Westchester, my home
Winter captured in
color and texture
Detail of a bare branch
Monday, February 4, 2019
Join me for the opening of Your Place Squared at The Bruce Museum on March 9th!