Painting with watercolor, acrylics and pastels is my key to my secret garden, to my way down the rabbit hole, to my very own looking glass.
Watercolor is a very fresh, intuitive process that involves layering water-based paint on paper. I start with the lightest washes and build successively darker with each wash, leaving the white paper showing through for the brightest highlights. Acrylics let me work on a canvas and provides a different perspective entirely. This medium brings about a richness in any subject matter. Pastels make the world a softer place to be, Monet had seen that, and done that. It is the essence of the piece or place, not the substance.
Every one in a while, I have an inspired moment where I create exactly the effect I wanted - or even more exciting - I produce something that veers from my original idea and exceeds my expectations.
2002 - 2008 - Juried Art Show at Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
2002 - 2007 & 2010 - Art Show at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
2006 & 2007 - Watercolor Art Show at Sudgren Library, Spencer, MA
2006 - "Sarah" my watercolor painting was on the cover of Real Women Press Magazine, MA
2008 - Art Exhibit at Easthampton, MA 2008 - One Woman Exhibit at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Lamar Suter Library, Worcester, MA
2009 - Littleton Art Show, Littleton, MA 2014 - Art Show and Sale at NuCafe, Worcester, MA
2014 - Two commission pieces, "The Blue Vase" and "Hydrangea " hanging at Worcester State University, Sheehan Dormitory, Worcester, MA
2015 - Art Exhibit and honorary member of the Cape Cod Art Association
2015 - Art Exhibit at Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA
My education with art has been a hands on experience. I've taken some classes at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, and I've learned through the masters, by studying their techniques.