Ithaca NY. She creates animal creatures
in paint, ink, charcoal and other mediums that transport the viewer into her
magical world. We can’t wait to introduce her to Scranton at Arts on the Square.
creating things ever since I can remember. A lot of my pieces contain images
that have stuck with me since childhood. Nature and animals are the foundations
in my work.
surrounding yourself with books, images, and objects that inspire you to
create. I love getting into the meditative state of mind that comes with making
art and creatively documenting your stream of consciousness.
Acrylic paint, inks, charcoal and chalk pastels are some mediums I use in my
work. I like to experiment, so I find myself exploring and working with
different materials whenever I feel the inclination to pick up something new!
Lately I have been delving into lino-cuts.
description. I consider my style as dark storybook, sometimes reminiscent of
folk art, and influenced by Asian styles. I’m a fan of dream art and automatic
process, so there tends to be a nod to surrealism.
with creative process. For certain projects, I like to do a lot of research on
subject matter, deliberately choose media and intention for the piece. For
others, I like to sketch, play with media, and let images manifest with no
expectation. I enjoy both approaches, balancing control with instinct.
I see that you are from Ithaca,
NY. Have you ever been to Scranton before?
I have driven through Scranton, but
that is the most of it. I’m excited to get to know the town better!
What are you creating for Arts on the
I’ve been working on a new series of
miniature animal paintings. I’m a bit obsessed with making small art pieces!
I’ll have matted and framed prints of those, as well as original drawings and
paintings. I’m also working on new lino-cuts, silk screen designs, and jewelry
with semi-precious stones and hand painted lake-stone animal pendants.
Where can our readers find your work?
I will be a vendor at the Corning
Arts and Wine Festival, August 1st and the Hammondsport Festival of
Crafts, August 15th and 16th.
greeting cards, and prints for sale at Stomping Grounds in Geneva, NY, Amuse Modern Cottage Industry in
Ithaca NY and original artwork at Handwork Artisan Cooperative where
I work alongside 45 other local artists in Ithaca NY.
summer with new work and I frequently update my Facebook page with works in progress.