These paintings, while based on a solid foundation of craftsmanship in drawing, aspire to illustrate the beauty and energy of the Adirondack Park where I have made my home. Figures, natural forms, and abstract symbols interplay to create narrative paintings, enriched with the architecture of nature and man. With these, I hope to convey a sense of the temporal, physical and emotional experience of being in this place, its “spiritual landscape”.
This exhibit consists of paintings created in the past three years while living in the Glen Area of the Hudson River Valley, including several of the paintings created to fulfill the Rivendell Foundation Grant, administered through LARAC’s decentralization program in 2007. The grant was awarded to create a body of work based on and about the communities living in and around the upper Hudson river valley- North Creek, Thurman and the Glen. This area has given me so much in the way of visual imagery; I welcome this opportunity to share it with the community.
Having lived and traveled extensively in the U.S., Europe, India and Nepal, I returned to my childhood home of upstate New York in 1998. Along with painting, I have spent the last seven years raising a daughter, building a house in the Adirondacks with my husband, and walking by the river with my dog.