My work references landscape real and imaginary. I cut, layer, and weave the colors, shapes and moods of a place, creating work rooted in the natural world but open to interpretation.
I call these works “Dreamweaves” because they are daydreams grounded in the rhythms of nature; of land, sea, and sky. I love the places at the edge where those elements mix and run together at different times and in different ways. Back in the studio, I make sheets and sheets of paper full of the colors of those places and my experience of them. Then I cut them apart into long strips, and weave those colorful remnants into my sense of the place, a tangible artifact of a timeless daydream.
I grew up along the CT shore, earned a BFA at Syracuse University, worked as a textile colorist and print specialist in the home furnishings industry, and returned to CT to raise 2 kids, a dog, 2 cats, a few fish and a small lobster. There I worked as an independent creative consultant to various local non-profit groups, businesses, and municipalities to foster connections and opportunities to integrate the arts into our communities. I’m passionate about the ways in which the creative arts can bring us together and help us hear each other. I’ve curated and produced several Pop Up Galleries, exhibits and experiential arts events, including 2019’s Uncovered; What She Hides, and 2020: People Politics Planet. From 2017-2021 I served as an elected member of my town’s Representative Town Meeting and Chair of the RTM’s Library, Museum and Arts Committee. I am a former Board Member of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and the Artists Collective of Westport. Now living in Palm Beach County Florida, I show my art at some of the countries top-rated art festivals across Florida.