Artist’s Statement

My life-long fascination with nature’s patterns and forms – their balance, their repetition within themselves and throughout the natural world – brings a certain calm to me.  The smallest of patterns continually show themselves, whether I am seeing the curling bark of a tree in Tiverton’s Weetamoo Woods or the worn glacial grooves on the rocky shoreline of Maine, or simply being a witness to the geographies of Iceland or the Amazon.  These organic images appear and reappear in my prints.

Carving a Gomuban relief plate is a very tactile and intimate feeling. The image appears with each stroke.  These too are taken from my experiences in the natural world: most recently, a trip to Parry Sound, Ontario, and another to Patagonia and Easter Island.

Exhibitions

CCRI Flanagan Gallery, Lincoln, RI
Solo Exhibit
November 2015
South Coast Artist Tour
Little Compton, Tiverton, RI &
Westport, Dartmouth, MA
July 2016
July 2015
July/August, 2014
July/August, 2013
Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI
Open Juried Show “Abstracts”
April 2013
Newport Art Museum, Juried Members’ Show
“Once in a Red Moon”, monoprint
February-May 2013
Liberty Street Printmakers, “Plate to Print”
Narrows Center for the Arts, Narrows Gallery, Fall River, MA
June/July 2012
Little Compton Art Festival, Juried Show July 2012, 2013, 2014
Newport Art Museum 100th Anniversary Members Show Spring 2012
Partner, Gallery Eleven Fine Arts, Bristol, RI 2011 – 2012
Black & White, Portsmouth Art Guild
Open Juried Show; Received First Place; “Peragrare Domus”
September 2011
Abstractions III, Portsmouth Art Guild, Portsmouth
Open Juried Show; Received an Honorable Mention; “Beneath”
May 2011
Liberty Street Printmakers, Tiverton Town Hall, Tiverton, RI July 2010
Liberty Street Printmakers, DeBlois Gallery, Newport, RI June 2009
Abstractions II, Portsmouth Art Guild, Portsmouth, RI
Open Juried Show
September 2009
Various local art exhibits with Friends of the Arts in Tiverton,
Sakonnet Arts Network, NAM Coleman Center for Creative Studies
2006 – 2008

Community

South Coast Artists, Member 2012 – Present
Portsmouth Art Guild, Member 2009 – 2013
Tiverton Open Space and Land Preservation Commission
co-chair
2004 – Present
ArtsExpress, Pocasset Elementary School, Tiverton
& Sakonnet Arts Network Board Member
2004 – 2009

Education

Printmaking Studio Class, Margot Rubin, Instructor
Newport Art Museum, Coleman Center for Creative Studies
2006 – Present
Take off with Solar Plates Master Class, Dan Welden, Instructor
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
June 2011
Solar Plate Printing Workshop, Dan Welden, Instructor
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
March 2010
Bachelor of Arts, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 1976

Career

EFD Inc., East Providence, RI
Vice President, Corporate Communications
1984 – 2003