I was introduced to art by my father, who worked as a theatrical artist in
Vaudeville. My first formal training was in Classical Greek Art, through the
National Museum of Art in Athens, Greece. I undertook further independent
studies in Edinburgh, London, and Florence.
I work from my imagination and use my art as a doorway to the subconscious. I
also work from life, as the direct experience of seeing lines and colors
inspires me. I'm fascinated with the details of organic forms and use
enlargement to simplify the complex beauty of nature: the mystery of the real
expressed through enlargement.
My strongest influences have come from the work of Chagall and Kandinsky’s book
“Concerning the Spiritual in Art”.
Christmas for Collectors – Somerhill Gallery, Durham, NC: 1984, 1985, 1986.
28th Semiannual Competition – The Watercolor Society of North Carolina, Rocky
Mount Art Center, Rocky Mount, NC: 1986. Juror: Ruth Wynn, A. W. S.
Center Gallery Art Competition 1986 Center Gallery, Carrboro, NC: 1986. Juror:
30th Exhibition – Watercolor Society of North Carolina, Carrboro, NC: 1987.
Juror: William Landwehr.
14th Annual Juried Competition – Associated Artists of Winston-Salem,
Winston-Salem, NC: 1988. Juror: Jack Cowart.
Henley Southeastern Spectrum, 1988 – Associated Artists of Winston-Salem,
Winston Salem, NC: 1988. Juror: Jack Cowart.
Chatham County Tour of Artists – Chatham County Arts Council, Pittsboro, NC:
21st Annual Art Exhibition – The Women’s Center, Chapel Hill, NC: 2005.
28th Semiannual Competition – The Watercolor Society of North Carolina: 1988.
16th Annual Art Exhibition – The Women’s Center, Chapel Hill, NC: 1990.
Chatham County Arts Council – Art Auction, 2004.
An Evening in the Garden – Jordan Institute for Families, UNC School of Social
Annual Chanukah Party – Chapel Hill Kehillah: 2004.