For almost 30 years, I accompanied my foreign service husband around the world, giving me the opportunity to create my art in diverse and intriguing locales. But it was finally the colors and images of southern Africa which inspired me to do my most satisfying work. I love patterns and shapes formed by color. Nature is my muse, and I found a never ending supply of inspiration in the people, animals, cloths, baskets and landscape of Africa.
I work with oil pastel, because I enjoy the feeling of being close to my work, and there is something about dirty fingers that I find comforting.
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BIG NEWS!! - my husband Bob has accepted a job at Boston University so we will be moving in June 2013. Lots of sale items at Stifel and Capra, and of course my show at the Loft. Looking forward to this next adventure and investigating the art scene in Boston!
May 4, 2013 - Stop in the Loft Gallery in Occoquan this month for my show "Avian Attitudes". My reception is Saturday, May 11 from 1 -4 pm.
Dec. 4 - Just found out my painting "Procession" won best in show at the December show at the Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. It will be on display the entire month.
Sept. 23- Returned yesterday from a wonderful 2-week trip to Provence and Paris. I'm wondering whether walking in the countryside where Van Gogh created "Starry Night" will provide me with inspiration.
July 5 - Just found out my "Passages" picture got an honorable mention in the July exhibit at the Art League gallery in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. It will be on display for the entire month.
June 13 - I'll be at Artomatic this Friday, June 15 from 6 - 8 pm. We'll be on the 11th Floor in the Renwick Room. The address is 1851 Bell St., Chrystal City. There is free parking in a garage across the street. See you there!
June 11 - Stop by Artomatic in Chrystal City this Friday night ( June 15, 6 - 9pm) as I will be joining a group of artists from Arlington Artist s Alliance doing a painting demonstration. When we find out, I'll list exactly where in the building we'll be.
May 30: My daughter Ellen is now my webmaster, so enjoy the new and improved site.
I've recently joined Arlington Artist Alliance. You may see my work in their shows. I've also become a member of the new Northern Virginia Arts Center, opening soon in Crystal City. I'll keep you posted on when you can visit. in