My paintings and works on paper initially come from deep, holistic, specific engagement with Nature, where emotions felt from myriad connections to form, color and light ignite my imagination. Hybrid plant/animal figures emerge in my work in all manner and scale. I am particularly invested in human power-plays, so the images contain gestures that make the figures reach toward one another or pull away. In other work I'm interested in building textures that come out of weather and time, like storms, sunblasts and dusk. I tap into threads of hopefulness and threads of despair, metaphors about passages and journeys, of loneliness and inclusiveness. Linear elements, which are plentiful, are an attempt to draw a musical call and response with unconscious imagery.
I have recently exhibited at these galleries: Joyce Goldstein, Chatham, NY; The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ; LIC Open Gallery at the Factory, Queens; Boston Print Fair; Cleveland Print Fair; Capital Art Fair, Washington, DC; Buddy Warren Gallery, NYC and others. An upcoming group exhibit at Thompson Giroux in Chatham, NY will feature several of my works.
I also rent my work to the TV/Movie industry as set design, appearing most recently in Billions, Madame Secretary, Trainwreck, Otherhood, The Last OG, Divorce and others.
I am currently teaching Painting and Drawing at Borough of Manhattan Community College.