Because I have studied art for over 40 years, my work is multi-faceted. I paint and print in various media, including oil, watercolor, collage, monotype, collography and silkscreen. My subject matter varies from shoes to landscape to still life to florals in realistic and abstract styles.
My love of drawing and painting began when I was a child in Chelsea, Massachusetts, where I studied art with Vincent Tringale, Chairman of the Art Department at Boston State College. During high school and while studying chemistry at Boston University, where I was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, I continued to take art classes. I have studied at the Leventhal/Sidman Jewish Community Center, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Brookline Arts Center and the DeCordova Art Museum in Lincoln, where I served as a docent.
Exhibits and Awards
I have exhibited throughout New England, including annual juried shows such as the Cape Cod Art Association All New England Show and the Monotype Guild of New England Annual Show, the Helena and Jack Gordon Art Exhibit at Hebrew College and the Mall at Chestnut Hill. I am the recipient of awards from the Newton Art Association, the Brookline Art Association, Masur Art Museum in Louisiana and the Newton Senior Center, which purchased one of the paintings in my “Memories” series as a winner in its Citywide Contest for Original Artwork in 1995. In 2002, I was granted a Massachusetts Cultural Council Award to study silkscreen monoprinting and to prepare for an exhibit entitled “Miriam in Bible and Midrash”, and the Women for Women Foudation which purchased one of my shoe portraits to travel around the United States with the musical "Menopause". "Midrash" refers to stories or explications the ancient Rabbis created to fill lacunae in the biblical text or to flesh out characters about whom we have little information.
Newton Senior Center; Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged; Hebrew College, Newton, MA
I worked as a technical writer and marketer, taught oil painting in the Winchester Adult Education program and Tufts University Women’s Center and currently teach “Monoprinting without a Press” in my Newton studio.