Statement

 

I walk on the shore and in the woods, imagining seen and unseen rhythms in clouds, swaying trees, downhill streams and small animals scurrying about. Afterwards in the studio I let music transcend my thoughts as I work with what the Surrealists called automatism, intentionally bypassing my mind to tap into a larger and more connected reality. I stay open to whatever flows onto the canvas or paper.

 

It might be a monotype print, which I then “mess up” with paint and drawing media, adding collage pieces cut from a second painting. Or it might be freeform, assembled from painted and drawn collage pieces with dried acrylic bas relief remnants.  When these disparate elements are combined, I’m often surprised that hard and soft surfaces integrate immediately. One thing I love about combining two or more paintings is how the original pieces seem to change when they are merged, echoing what physics tells us about nature: when two or more things vibrating at the different frequencies come close to each other they often start to vibrate together at the same frequency.

 


 

Bio

 

My work gives form to the flow of seen and unseen rhythmic energies in nature. I hold a BFA from University of the Arts and studied at the New York Studio School and Maryland Institute, College of Art. My paintings have been exhibited nationally and are held in corporate and private collections. I am represented in Maryland by Bozzuto Green Art.

 

With a collage of life experiences, I was naturally drawn to mixed media. Originally from Montreal, I studied classical piano from age four through 20, then worked in New York and Baltimore as an offset printer, pacifist magazine editor and graphic designer. After a year of independent international bicycle travel that included China, Tibet, Bali and New Zealand, I returned to Maryland and built an award-winning graphic design firm. I live and work in Belfast, Maine.

 


 

 CV

 b. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 


Selected Exhibitions

 

Upcoming: 8/31–9/24, 2023
Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, three-person exhibit

 

2022
On the Edge, University of New Hampshire Museum of Art

2021
{ONnow} Concurrence, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA)
Deepening the Meaning: 18 Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painters, d | a | c concepts, Miami, FL

2020
Reflections on Water, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast, ME
Art Saves Humanity, SeeMe
Art 10 Baltimore, NIH/NIDA/Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

2019
Picture Whimsies, a Celebration of Art Through Music, collaborative exhibit / Concert, Baltimore, MD
Art 10 Baltimore, Max Gallery, Baltimore, MD
NIH/Johns Hopkins Bayview, Baltimore, MD
Art 10 Baltimore, Village Cafe, Baltimore, MD
Art 10 Baltimore, The Charles Theater, Baltimore, MD

2018
Y:Art, Baltimore, MD
Summer Stable Show, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery
Abstraction, River Arts, Damariscotta, ME

2017
Summer Stable Show, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast, ME
Art for Land's Sake, Owings Mills, MD
Art 10 Baltimore, Hoffberger Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Castine Arts Plein Air Festival, honorable mention award

2016
Thrive, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
Bromo After 5, Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, Baltimore, MD
Summer Stable Show, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast, ME

2015
Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
Hoofs, Roots & Wings, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast, ME

2014
Two-person exhibit, Sascha's, Baltimore, MD
Thrive, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD


Represented in Maryland by Bozzuto-Green Art. Works are included in numerous private and corporate collections.


Education

BFA , University of the Arts
Studies at the New York Studio School and Maryland Institute, College of Art