Artist Statement and Bio
As an artist I work primarily in mixed media, collage and paint. While I do not have a formal degree in art, I have taken many classes and have worked with private teachers over the course of my life studying at the de Cordova Museum School in Lincoln MA, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, The Worcester Art Museum, Boston’s MFA School, Fitchburg State College, the Danforth Museum School in Framingham MA, and the Massachusetts College of Art. As a child I happily took art lessons at the Brooklyn Museum of Art where I fell in love with the discipline. I currently maintain a studio at the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell Massachusetts and am a member of the Arts League of Lowell. I have had work exhibited in Lowell, Lincoln, Brookline, Westford and Chelmsford.
Since 1985 I have been a public school teacher, teaching 4th and 5th grade, as well as teaching art for 10 years in Chelmsford’s middle schools. I currently teach 5th grade math and science.
I have always felt that art should not require elaborate explanations in order to be understood or appreciated, or to somehow translate its meaning to non-artists, but that it really should speak for itself. I am primarily interested in color, composition and texture and most of my art reflects this interest, whether it is abstract, realistic or somewhere in between. In my work I try to explore these elements in different ways, and sometimes connect them to content. I currently maintain a studio at the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, Massachusetts.