Artists go through many stages in their career - I started with acrylic paint, then got into printmaking (linocuts & woodcuts almost exclusively), followed by watercolors, then screened monoprints - and currently - computer graphics. With the latter, people often ask me how I do ‘this thing I do'. The answer is—in multi-layers. It starts with one of my own scenic photographs, old photos from family albums—or a photograph of one of my earlier works. I then ‘explore' it, sequentially using three or four of the photo editing programs that I have—but in no particular order. I manipulate shapes, colors, composition. Some photos work with relatively little manipulation because they were so tightly composed in the beginning—others involve so many stages that I would find the process hard to duplicate in the event of a computer crash! As the complexity increases—so does the level of excitement. I must state here that the computer does not create the print—it's a tool that I use much like a brush or pencil and I can ‘feel' it, just as when I'm using one of those more traditional tools. And— yes—it is as satisfying and stimulating as the use of those traditional tools.
Cooperstown, NY National; Artists of Central New York at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY; Everson Museum Regional; CNY Art Open Competitive Section, Dewitt, NY; Associated Artists Annual Members Shows; Syracuse Printmakers; Central Adirondack Art Show - Juried Section; New York State Fair Fine Arts Exhibitions; Limestone Gallery International Show - 2008
INVITATIONALS: St. David’s Celebration of the Arts, Dewitt, NY; Women's Work - Artists of Central NY, Albany, NY, sponsored by the Committee for the Visual Arts
SOLO SHOWS: Associated Artists Galleries, Syracuse and Fayetteville, NY; Manlius & Fayetteville, NY Libraries; Community Arts Center, Old Forge, NY; Clayton Museum, Clayton NY
In addition, my work has been shown at the Roberson Arts Center, Binghamton, NY; the Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY; Selected Artists Gallery, Utica, NY; the Manlius Library Art Gallery, East Village Arts Gallery in E. Syracuse, NY and the Everson Museum Sales Gallery, Syracuse, NY. I am a past president and board member of both the Associated Artists of Syracuse and the Central New York Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.
AWARDS: Francis Reynolds Prize, Cooperstown NY, National; 2 time winner (1976 & 2003) of the Gordon Steele Medal for best-in-show and several Merit Awards in Associated Artists Annual Juried Members Shows; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes and Honorable Mentions in Syracuse Printmakers shows; 1st Place in water media in Rome, NY Art & Community Center Annual Juried Regional Show; 2nd Place in Graphics and several Honorable Mentions in Tel-Auc’s 24 Collection at the Everson Museum plus numerous purchase prizes from various shows.
WRITING CREDS: I authored many art review guest columns on the Art Page of the Syracuse Newspapers Sunday Stars section during the 70’s, was art reviewer for several years for the Eagle Bulletin, a prize winning weekly newspaper serving the eastern suburbs of Syracuse and have had articles in the Adirondack Echo, the magazine New York Alive and Lake Effect, a literary journal published in Oswego, NY. My poems have been published in several small magazines, including the Comstock Review and Alura. I also authored the segment on the art history of the Central New York Region in the Encyclopedia of New York State, published by Syracuse University Press in 2005 and did the jacket illustration for a novel, Swimming Toward The Light, by Angela Tehaan Leone published in January 2007 by Syracuse University Press. Most recently, my essay The Accidental Therapists appears in October 2009 issue of The Healing Muse, published by SUNY Upstate Medical University's Center for Bioethics & Humanities.I also recently self-published a small book - Child of The Depression - about growing up in Syracuse, New York during the 30's & 40's. It's available on Amazon.