FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
I grew up in...
New York City
My favorite book is...
My 3 favorites are "The Secret Life of Bees", "The Nightingale" and "Where the Crawdads Sing".
The last show I binge watched was...
My favorite gift I ever received was...
The best gift I ever received was a gift certificate for a Clay Printing Workshop by Mitch Lyons, who became my teacher and mentor. For many years I had been experimenting with different types of art and art mediums. I loved all the freedom and possibility with clay printing and now, 7 years later I have a Studio, show and sell my work and continue to grow as an artist.
My favorite meal is...
It's so difficult to pick just one. There's chicken parmesan, brisket with noodle kugel and vegetarian peanut soup served with naan.
Life is about layers . . . what we see on the surface is often a brief glimpse into what is underneath. I have always been interested in going deeper, understanding people and their complexities. Clay monoprinting has a unique style which integrates texture, color, depth and design. In my work I add layer upon layer of colored clay onto a flat slab of clay incorporating a variety of techniques. Once I have a design and composition that moves me emotionally, I pull a print and peel away a layer and the layer underneath shines through. To my delight, there is always something new and unexpected that is revealed. If you look closely at my work, whether a clay monoprint or a mixed media piece, you will see the top layer and slowly other layers emerge – just like getting to know someone over time. There is also a playfulness to my art– a spontaneity and trust in the process.
“I love the freedom I have when working with a variety of materials, designing abstract works with subtle color variations, reflective moods and a bit of whimsy”.
My first art class was at age of three, and I have been creating some form of art ever since then. Growing up in New York City afforded me the opportunity to study at the Art Student’s League and receive classical training in figure drawing, painting (water color and oil), composition and color theory. A long hiatus from fine art (but staying creative with jewelry making, quilting, knitting and upcycling furniture) . . . I developed a career as a Psychologist and Couple’s Therapist and raised and launched two children. In 2012, I began studying the art of clay printing with Mitch Lyons. I opened my Studio at Heron Crest Studios in Aston, PA in 2015. Since then I have shown my work at The Googleworks, Delaware County Studio Tours, Art Along the Creek at Heron Crest Studios, Bellefonte Arts in Wilmington DE and recently won an Honorable Mention Award for her work at Beauty Arts Gallery in Newtown Square, PA. My recent work stays true to my layered aesthetic and has expanded into acrylic and mixed media.
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