"The artist paints for herself, out of her ownneed, otherwise the story lacks reality."
My need to become part of the land and breathe its rhythm is my soul's search for peace. This search is my process in art. I am forever learning to be more authentic and present - fully mindful and engaged in nature’s timing and energies. This energy is caught in my intuitive color choices. The use of fingers, my hand made tools and found objects foster the integrity present in my work. This process allows me to move with spontaneous abandon, embodying the ephemeral elements inherent in nature.
1998 and 2011, 2012 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA Certificate and Post Baccalaureate
1994 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT Independent Study
2005 Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, Mt. Desert, ME Independent Study
1966 Boston University, Boston, MA BA, History of Art
Awards & Honors
2022 Winner | Talent Prize | Art Show International Gallery
Finalist | Agora Gallery | 36th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
2021 Honorable Mention – Watercolor | Vero Beach Museum of Art | Art By the Sea | 2021
1st Prize – Acrylics | “Made in the USA” Show | Vero Beach, Fl
2020 2nd Place – Acrylics | Vero Beach Museum of Art | Art By the Sea
2018 Elizabeth Osborne Award and Fellowship President's Special Recognition Award | 115th Pennsylvania Academy Fellowship Exhibition | Philadelphia, PA
2017 The Caroline Gibbon Granger Award, Pennsylvania Academy Fellowship Show, Philadelphia, PA Juror: Kirsten Jensen.
Elizabeth Osborne Award and Fellowship President's Special Recognition Award, 115TH Pennsylvania Academy Fellowship Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA Juror: Elizabeth Osborne
Honorable Mention, 98TH Pennsylvania Academy Fellowship Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
The Alumni Award and Haney Foundation Award, 97th Pennsylvania Academy Student Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
Charles Crawley Landscape Purchase Award, 96th Pennsylvania Academy Student Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
Honorable Mention and The Zinni Painting Award, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA Jurors: Bill Scott and Lisa Tremper
Hunan Award for Painting, Main Line Center for the Arts, Haverford, PA Juror: Thora Jacobson
Haystack, Deer Isle, ME Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Carlstrom Productions, San Jose, CA Cook City Suites, Philadelphia, PA Curry Hill, Bethesda, MD Helen Shonbrum Advertising, Philadelphia, PA McGraw-Hill Corporate Collection, New York, NY Newsweek Corporation, New York, NY The Permanent Collection of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA The White House, Christmas Collection, Washington, DC Thompson Associates, Philadelphia, PA
Mrs Charles Andes , Haverford, PaMr Peter Benoliel Wayne, PaRev and Mrs Robert Brooks , Little Compton RIMr and Mrs Winston J Churchill , Malvern, PaMr and Mrs William Giles Gladwyne, PaMrs Mary Anne Justice, Bryn Mawr, PaMr and Mrs Christopher LeVine Haverford, PaMr and Mrs Peter McCausland, Wyndmoor, PaMs Anne McCollum Wayne, PaMr and Mrs John B McGowan , Malvern, PaMr Frederick Osborne and Mrs Judith Barbour Osborne Old Lyme, CtMr Frank Babb Randolph , Washington, D.C.Mr and Mrs Robert C Vose, Jr. Boston, MaMr Alfred J Walker , Boston, MaMs Sue Wiggins London, UKMr and Mrs Alan Windt , Nantucket, Ma