Art Glass, Mosaics, Printmaking
About My Work:
Printmaking and Art Glass Mosaics are my two primary mediums. I create images by cutting art glass and assembling the pieces in a mosaic technique as a way of ‘painting with glass’. This medium requires a slow and deliberate process. It‘s in contrast to my printmaking where images can be captured in a more free-flowing process. This is particularly true with monoprint work.
While these two mediums may seem disparate, they both evoke what I want to express by creating a ‘depth of feeling’. With the glass, I assemble parts to a whole and layer the glass. My monoprints are usually created through many layers of ink to create a whole image. Lately I’ve become interested in finding ways to combine both mediums in one piece.
Though I am a certified visual arts teacher and art librarian, my professional experience primarily included teaching Kindergarten and later prospective teachers in the Education Department at Suffolk County Community College. After college I lived for a time in New Orleans before returning to Setauket where I raised two daughters. My family is the fifth generation in Setauket. I now live in Westhampton Beach.
Awards & Recognitions
I have received an Honorable Mention for my mosaic Sunset at West Meadow Beach exhibited at the Art League of Long Island and the East End Council for the Arts in Riverhead. Other mosaics of mine, Big Apple City Scape, Man with the Blue Hat and Golden Girl were each chosen for exhibition announcements.
Four of my works, Peony, Gathering Tulips, Marie’s Peony and At Ease were selected as ‘notable’ in the newsletter of CMA, a national mosaic association.
I was awarded an Honorable Mention for my print Sunrise on the Sound exhibited at the Gallery of Huntington Arts Council. My mosaic, 3 Peonies was selected to be part of the 2018 Biennial Exhibit at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, NY
My work has sold through Gallery North in Setauket, NY, the Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY, the Long Island Museum at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, the Huntington Arts Council, Huntington, NY as well as private sales.