Oil and cold wax on panel
12" x 12"
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY / STATEMENT
When I'm painting, my imagination constantly renews itself with images, and these associations often lead to a series of surprises. I try to translate the feeling and energy of a moment, a place, or even a memory to create an integrated painting. Though I've been painting for many years, I discovered oil and cold wax in an art workshop several years ago, and I loved the flexibility, freedom, and textural possibilities. I became passionate about working in this medium and the new expressions I might discover during the process.
I am a painter, educator, and poet, actively involved in the NJ art and cultural community, and I'm an Associate Professor in the English Department at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ where I've taught Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction, and other writing classes for more than 28 years. I have been the recipient of fellowships at Princeton University, Rutgers University, and Vermont Studio Center.
My paintings have been exhibited in International juried shows and civic spaces throughout New Jersey and also in Pennsylvania and New York, including Aljira, City Without Walls, Monmouth Museum, Atlantic City Museum, Pleiades Gallery, Gloucester County College, Brookdale Community College, Art Alliance of Red Bank, Raritan Bay Medical Center. My poetry and essays have appeared in publications such as Blueline, California Quarterly, Poetic Reflections of Monmouth County, and Charleston magazine.