1243 E. Brook Hollow Dr, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
928-649-3725 &928-649-3725 & 928-300-7233 (cell)
My paintings to evolve out of both past memories and the immediate artistic experience – which I perceive as both mystical and magical. The patterns of life that are evoked in my paintings come from techniques developed over a lifetime and that sublime involvement in the moment – or what is known as the process of creating.
Born and raised in New York City, I was fortunate to experience the joys of artistic creativity that NYC had to offer – from the Beatnik Cafes and Schools of Greenwich Village (yes, along with Bob Dillan, though not together. I took every advantage of the wonders of Broadway and NYC Museums and Galleries.
With a BA in Art & Education from Adelphi and began my art career at a NYC theatrical advertising firm. Later I received two Master’s degrees – one in Liberal Studies, the other in Anthropology & Archaeology – both from SUNY at Stony Brook
I traveled and worked both in art and archaeology in the Caribbean – many of the Antilles, St. Thomas and Puerto Rico & primarily in the Dominican Republic where I received a grant to work from the Organization of American States. In 1994, we arrived in Arizona’s beautiful Verde Valley escaping the crowds of New York.
For many years, in addition to creating art, I have also taught various anthropology & numerous liberal studies courses at Yavapai College, Verde Campus, Clarkdale. I continue to teach various art & creativity workshops teaching privately or work collaboratively with other area artists.
I am a juried member of the Northern Arizona Watercolor Society (NAWS) and the National Society of Layerists in Multi-Media (SLMM). I am also a member of the Sedona Visual Artists Coalition (SVAC), Sedona Art Center, El Valle Artists Association (EVAA) and Made in Clarkdale (MIC). In addition to painting, I enjoy the challenge of working in mixed media of all types.
Besides have exhibited in NY, AZ & Ajijic, Mexico, museums which have shown my work are the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, OR & the Albuquerque Museum in NM. I exhibit in various shows art organizations hold, as well as sell from my home and online. My work is in numerous private collections nationwide, primarily in MA, CT, DE, NY, VA, AZ, CA, OR, D.C & other unknown locations.