The ICONS and IMAGES show opened in August at The Technology Garden in Syracuse, NY. It will run through November 1st. I am exhibiting as well as: Sallie Bailey, Dana Bonn, Joe Dube, Crystal LaPoint, Donal and Shel Little, Mick Mather
page 2 Plate Seriespage 3 Self-Portraits
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page 8 Abstracts
page 9 Vera House Collection
I enjoy creating images from the life and dreams inside and outside my imagination: the people and things I love, and those that intrigue and upset me. My art is play—-creative and challenging play. Play stimulates the imagination and engenders the joy and frustration that accompany creativity.
I hope to create images that resonate, surprise and warm (or disturb) the heart. I am interested in technical expertise, fundamentals of composition: balance, line, color and pattern, but beyond that, I strive for images with a spark of magic. I find magic in subject matter, in the play of light and the arrangement of elements.
I create images (and poetry) for myself, but hope to connect with the viewer on multiple levels, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.
I began doing art as a child and "what a long strange trip it's been" (and continues to be.) I
humbly admit I am still a student, literally as well as figuratively.
As Keats says, "I am certain of nothing but the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination."
I have an MFA in poetry and no formal training to speak of in Art. I have won awards for my photoart at BetterPhoto.com and other venues and have had my art published in the local papers. I recently had a show at the Wescott Community Gallery and have also showed at Beaver Lake Nature Center, the Women's Informaton Center and other venues.
Read my AIA interview.
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This is a sort of icon for my digital art.
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