A R T I S T G A L L E R Y
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Active in the arts since high school, sculpture has been of constant interest though ceramics and painting dominated for many years. Graduating from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly Massachusetts in 1976, I was thoroughly exposed to sculpture and the classical works by stone carver and industrial designer Reno Pisano. Mass as an aesthetic force was stressed, as demonstrated by antique works executed in granite by the ancient Egyptians. The material has remained compelling to me as it represents relatively unknown territory within the artistic explorations of western artists, usually deeply influenced by the Greek and Roman marble tradition.
Living in New York City for nearly 20 years, I studied painting with Sam Feinstein while manufacturing picture frames for a living. I earned an undergraduate degree in Art Education at Pratt Institute and left the city in 1998. Settling in the Massachusetts Berkshires created the opportunity to become intensively engaged in landscaping and gardening in addition to carving granite. My carvings today engage a voice within stone while evoking mythical subjects and scales. My pieces also engage marine themes in granite quarried along coastal Maine.
Recent exhibitions have included the Chesterwood Garden and Museum of Stockbridge, Massachusetts and many municipal, outdoor shows from Maine to Virginia.