Ceramics, Mixed Media
Prang, Ticonderoga, Crayola were my materials the
first several years, with paper, cardboard and no
instruction or rules (exception: no tracing). A box of
110 Crayons held so much promise. Behold the Gold!
(which rarely delivered what it promised). As a child I
was scribbling storylines from songs, radio programs or
my head; at a later time I expected I would illustrate
books. The advertising world, however, seemed to
pay the rent after college and "creativity under
pressure" was the challenge.
| Narratives still
find a way into my art work. Subject matter is varied
and eclectic, often reflecting special studies or 45
years of world travel. Colonial history, Black
Madonnas, Neolithic and sacred sites have been past
themes. Women's history, locally and globally, has
also been a frequent subject. I remain passionate
about the architectural and historical heritage of
Newport and in 1995 founded a group to commemorate the
historical figure Anne Hutchinson with a memorial in
Portsmouth, Rhode Island. At times, color or line can
be its own pleasure and struggle.
Hutchinson on Trial
4' x 6'
4' x 4'
Living at Home
This artist also seeks humor
where I can find it. Exhibitions featuring family
dynamics: Likes Living at Home - show on High School
life and satirical themes; Some Left Laughing - on
humor; Monkey Work - featuring corporate
monkeys; and cartoonery - Elvis Valentine Collection.
Multi-media work Vox Feminae: Visions of the Divine
Feminine; Baby, It's Cold Outside: Antarctica
Icebergs; and Wild Things: color and beauty in the
world were influenced by travel.
I am not sure artists like me ever stop learning,
gathering, unlearning, learning. . .but the pleasure and
frustration of the early years with Prang, Ticonderoga,
and Crayola have become a touchstone.
That We Do
Cherry Creek Studio
Media: Canvas or works on paper using acrylic,
print-making or encaustic; claywork
- Lived in Newport, RI since 1984
- Exhibited with DeBlois Gallery, Newport,
Rhode Island since 1995 as a full member
- BA in English and Art from University of
- Studied at Memphis Academy of Arts
- Pasadena City College, UCLA- advertising
- Worked in advertising in Memphis, TN and
Los Angeles, CA
- Docent at North Carolina Museum of Art and
Newport Art Museum
- Summer tour guide on Colonial Newport for 4
years for Newport Historical Society
- Current study is with open studio groups
- Yearly group or two-person shows at DeBlois
- Member of the Art League of Rhode Island
- Juried shows:
- Providence Art Club
- South County Art Association
- Members' Show at Newport Art Museum,
- International Global Art Show
Green Man: Eight Variations