Watercolor and ink on paper
5” x 5” matted in white to 8" x 8"
Though born on Long Island, the Hudson Valley has been my home and inspiration for over 45 years. The backdrop of the historic art colony of Woodstock and the Hudson River School were the foundation of my creative life. My work has been exhibited regionally and internationally, and I design for private clients and public businesses.
My love for collage started with an obsession for the 1960's toy called Colorforms. I was fascinated that I could create different worlds and stories by moving the pieces around.
I also loved pop-up books, little worlds where I could dive into the magical illustrations, and was intrigued by the mechanical components of the book.
My collages are intimate curious worlds that are a mix of autobiography, observation, memory, and fantasy, born out of my love for paper, books, and the narrative. They are created with a variety of media, and include antique papers from my collection.
“The studio is a dream world. Once the door is closed the outside world shut out, it is an escape to a place of wonder, exploration, magic, and resolution; a place where one feels most peaceful and complete.”