“ One door closes another opens”. Take a breath and step through.
I did that ten years ago, when I took my first art lesson at the age of fifty three. I never looked back. I had the good fortune to live on an island with outstanding artists that shared their talent with others, an island that was beautiful to paint and populated with the most interesting people to capture on canvas. I had the opportunity to teach beginners at a great art school and formed lasting friendships.
Now another breath, another step, another island, another place filled with sea and sky. My new life on a new island has opened yet another door.
I am now exploring the art of mosaics. In this medium I am self taught and totally different from my other works. With mosaics I am able to explore color, light and rhythm in a totally different way and I am smitten
Education: in the tradition of the Old Masters:
Kevin McEvoy - McEvoy School of Art / Charles Cecil Studio Florence
Nanette Fluhr - ARC finalist in Portraiture/ ACOPAL/ Teaching Studios Oyster Bay
Ramiro Sanchez - Sag Harbor/ Florence Academy
Max Ginsberg - NYC
Frank Bruckmann - New Haven CT, Monhegan Island
Lana Ballot - Long Island NY /Pastels
2013 - 2015 Joseph Reboli Wet Paint Festival Gallery North Setauket
2014 Honorable Mention,“Inspired by Long Island”, Mills Pond Gallery STAC, St James
2014 Juried landscape show, Huntington Arts Council
2014 “Inanimate” juried still life, Petite Gallery Huntington
2015 Award of Excellence, "I See Me” self portrait, Huntington Arts Council
2015 “Juried Fine Arts” Mill Pond Gallery
2015 “Captured” invitational show, Port Jefferson Gallery
2015- Honorable Mention- Setauket Artist's Group
2015- Award of Excellence, members showcase, Smithtown Arts Council, Mills Pond Gallery
2016-Animals in Art, Mills Pond Gallery
2016- "Beyond the Veil" Portraits, Best in Show, Huntington Town Arts Council
2016 - Faculty Member Atelier at Flowerfield
2016 & 2017 - Setauket Artist's Group
2017 - Masterworks - Gallery at Flowerfield
2017 - " A Womens' Perspective " - BAFFA Gallery Sayville
2019- Third Place, "A Space Between" Studio at Gulf and Pine
2019 - displaying artist ArtCenter Manatee
2019 - Honorable mention -The Goddess Tesserae - Mill Pond
2020 - Peoples Choice Cowboy Arts Championship mosaic
2020- Honorable Mention Comboy Arts Championship /mosai
2020 - Honorable Mention Art Center Manatee
Thanks to Jeff Forster for photo.