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The style of my work most closely resembles a meld of magic realism and pop surrealism and and often references my collection of vintage toys, books, and prints. I feel a kinship with sideshow banner painters, vintage Mexican religious art, outsider art environments, Henry Darger, Frida Kahlo, and Henri Rousseau, among others.

My paintings serve as my visual diary. As with dream imagery, interpretations may vary and content is personal and symbolic. Themes are highly autobiographical and reflect fear, hope, sorrow and longing, most often played out in a natural setting.

I explore my connection with the natural world and my sadness over the destruction that man has brought to our planet. I look for meaning in the ephemeral, yet cyclical, seasons of nature, and search for the interconnectedness of events over time.

My art has been exhibited in many galleries and museums and has been represented by Monique Knowlton Gallery in Soho, featured on the cover of Gallery Guide, listed in Art in America’s guide to contemporary artists, and exhibited in other NY galleries including Exit Art, First Run Gallery, Broadway Windows, the Works on Paper Show at the Armory, and the Outsider Art Show in Soho.

My paintings, photography, dioramas, and installations have been featured in solo or group shows in the following museums: New Britain Museum of American Art, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Discovery Museum, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Mattatuck Museum, the Barnum Museum, and Shore Institute for Contemporary Arts.

I am an artist member of Silvermine Guild of Artists, the National Association of Women Artists, and the CT Surface Design Association and a recipient of the State of CT’s Artist Grant.

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