Let's have a serious morning where things make sense.
Visual perception of reality appears as a tightly, strung, thin plastic veil that struggles to contain within it energy and thrust. Like a plastic shopping bag, it appears thin in places, barely containing the force within it.
My landscapes, with their extreme linear framework and heightened color, create tension like a balloon being blown up and about to pop. In my abstract works, selected parts of reality are rearranged according to their logic - Energy is allowed to leak through as objects true nature comes into being and balance is achieved.
In this way, two seemingly opposed approaches, share the same process.
I am a painter who has been many things. Hardware tech, web designer, video producer, waitress, mother, you get the idea. Primarily, I have managed work at all these things and maintain a consistent drive mentally that permeated throughout these endeavors – often to their betterment, sometimes to their disadvantage.
Nonetheless, for better or worse, I possess an internal vision that is compelling and pervasive. At this life stage, I am now able to externalize it in any form I choose.
I live in South Philly, though I am not a native. Originally from a small, strange town in North Jersey called Succasunna, I attended school at the Philadelphia College of Art, currently called University of the Arts back in the day of punk, big hair, and mayor Frank Rizzo.
I worked for a large architectural firm in a variety of positions for 28 years which duties included graphic, web, and multimedia design for diverse clients in the cultural, healthcare and sports industries.
Awards & Honors
1981 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA Stuart M. Engel Award for Painting Excellence
1977 - 1981 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA Dean's List
2003 The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA Computer Graphics
2000 New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ Webmaster Certification
1987 Philadelphia Community College, Philadelphia, PA Architectural Technology
1981 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA BFA, Fine Arts
2007 Win Big, Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, PA
2004 Hit Me! More New Members Show, Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, PA
2018 PCA Alumni, Gallery at Waurwgan, Inc., Norwich, CT
2004 Discontent, Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, PA
Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Illegal Art Extravaganza, Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, PA
1992 Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, PA
1989 Gallery Nadeau, Philadelphia, PA
1985 - 1988 Protean Artists Cooperative, Philadelphia, PA