1953 New Brunswick, NJ
Franklin Piece College
1975 BFA Montclair University, NJ
1977 Master of Fine Arts Rutgers University, NJ
About My Work
I use ordinary objects and familiar places in sparse compositions. Objects and landscapes are transformed through color, surface and texture.
Landscapes began in open doors and progressed outside. Working from photos of a lake near my family’s home, I select what strikes me. In contrast to Monet’s ordered garden this landscape was spontaneous. Nature emerged where ever seeds fell.
Seasonal changes and the time of day influenced my interpretation of the landscape. Summer was filled with bright greens, yellows, and reds. Fall had transparent violets, oranges, and blues that were reflected in the water.
The still life images were randomly placed objects on the table, floor and arranged. They are transformed into shapes and colors creating their own mystery.
In both still lives and landscapes, the visible world is my point of departure to delve into my personal perceptions.