What Moves Me
I have loved making art from the earliest age. My background includes a studio-art education focused primarily on printmaking. My love of silk-screening still informs my work with its use of strong color and flat forms.
For most of the past 15 years, "mixed-media collage" has been my favored medium. My pieces have evolved over the years using an array of materials including cut paper, manipulated photos and found objects, which are reshaped into conceptual pieces with psychological themes – explorations of internal thoughts and identity, as well as other motifs.
Recently I have been using digital and photographic media to create sharp and high-color images of urban structures. A recent series, "Echoes from the Cuyahoga" was inspired by the ancient bridges that populate the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. “Cityscapes,” was a response to the frenetic construction that is taking place in Boston, especially in my neighborhood in the South End. The urban landscape is being transformed daily.
My portfolio also includes exploring maps as art, women's issues, and the impact of climate change on migratory birds.
While my themes are varied, they all reflect feelings that arise from a close observation of my surroundings. From the somewhat representational to the abstract, my work responds to what moves me and aims to stimulate personal reflections in the viewer.
Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Arts, University of Rhode Island, 1973
Additional Art Studies: "Inspired by Women Artists," Danforth Art, Framingham, MA - 2017. "Maps as Art," School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA - 2014. "Developing Your Personal Imagery," SMFA, Boston, MA - 2012. Encaustics Workshop with Tracy Spadafora - 2010
Art Business: "Junie V Originals" greeting cards, 2003-2013
Volunteer Work: Curatorial Assistant at Fuller Craft Museum, 2005-present
Professional Association: Cambridge Art Association
“23rd Annual Juried Exhibition” at Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA – 2007 (Juried by Betsy Van Oot, Artist, Visual Arts Faculty Noble and Greenough School)
“The New England Collective VIII” at Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA – 2017 (Juried by Charles Giuliano, Publisher and Editor of the online site, Berkshire Fine Arts)
"Making Your Mark" at the Providence Art Club, Providence, RI - 2017 (Juried by Kathryn Wat, Chief Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts)
"Metamorphosis" at TILL Wave Gallery, Watertown, MA - 2016 (Juried by Paula Aiesi)
"A Visual Feast" at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center Gallery, Gloucester, MA - 2016 (Juried by Ellen Wineberg)
"Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition" at Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA - 2016 (Juried by Danforth Curator Jessica Roscio)
Solo Show, "Cityscapes & Afterimages" at Kent Newton, Boston, MA - 2016
"Dream Weavers" at Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA – 2015 (Juried by Debra Olin, Gallery Coordinator and Printmaker)
"71st Members Prize Show" at University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA - 2015 (Juried by Dominic Molon, Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum)
"Printed, Painted, Folded, Torn: Paperwork" at Rocky Neck Cultural Center Gallery, Gloucester, MA - 2015 (Juried)
"Cut Up: Altered-paper Art Exhibit" at Arts League of Lowell, MA - 2015 (Juried)
"70th Members Prize Show" at University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA - 2014 (Juried by James Welu, Director Emeritus, Worcester Art Museum)
"70th Fall Salon Show In Honor of Mary Schein" at Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA - 2014
"New Members Show" at University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA - 2014
Open Studios at 46 Waltham Street, Boston, MA - 2014
"Wish You Were Here - Postcard Show" at Kathryn Schultz Gallery - 2014
"Small Works" at OKW Gallery, Boston, MA - 2014 (Juried)
"Sharing Inspiration" at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA - 2013
"Re-Paint" at Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA - 2010 (Juried)
Open Studios at 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA - 2009
Most of the pieces shown in the PORTFOLIO sections are for sale. Many are framed and prices generally range from $250 to $750; specific prices can be obtained by contacting me via phone or e-mail (please see CONTACT page).