I am a native of Susquehanna County, leaving
the village of Gibson at age 18 to explore the world and further my education.
I recently returned to my place of origin and am delighted to be part of the AOHWT.
huge part of my life was dedicated to an arts organization called PEACETOOLS whose
mission was to transform violence into creativity. We worked with thousands of
kids in urban communities creating “art parks” with murals, theatre and music
productions. This work enabled me to travel to Europe, the Caribbean, and throughout
the United States. Coming from a theatre, dance and creative art therapy background
I tend to gravitate towards work that is interactive. Using painting, sculpture,
photography, recycled materials and video I create art experiences that are comical
and concurrently distressing, exploring the relationship between popular culture
and fine art. My artwork tends to be organic, animated, sensual, analytical and
unpredictable, capturing the psychological intensity and paradoxes found in life.
my work is about the inter-relationship and juxtaposition of figurative and abstract
forms. On a visceral level it is intended to inspire the viewer to probe the human
condition. I am presently showing a body of work called "UNDER YOUR SKIN"
using recycled Barbie dolls, large plastic figures, photography and video. Most
of my paintings tend to be large, thickly textured, kinetic abstract pieces. Monday
afternoon I will hold informal demonstrations of my work.
My studio is located in the heart of New Milford directly behind
the gazebo on Church Street. Look for the Greek revival style
home and the pink art signs. I will also have some disc-glo sun
catchers, crocheted hand-warmers and jewelry for sale