#Me Too–The Sexual Politics of Art School

What does it mean to be a woman and an artist? How did being a woman affect my experiences as an art student in some of the most prestigious art schools in the country? Now that “Me Too” has exploded across the media, powerful women are talking about the humiliations and abuses they have endured to simply learn [...]

Collage and a Sense of Wonder

        My collages often include painted papers, bits of prints, directly stamp printing on the surface, under and over-painting with acrylics, charcoal drawing, and textured or printed papers. How many of these can you see in this collage–Light through the Trees? My work is about seeing, and being “woke” to the wonders [...]

Rocks, Sea, and Sky find a home

When someone purchases a work of art, it can be like falling in love.  Earlier this spring I received an email from a man who had purchased “Rocks, Sea, and Sky” where it was on display at a local Brunswick restaurant.  He had been dining there with a friend and she couldn’t figure out why [...]

Time Piece: a response print

Introduction: I am taking part in a printmaking adventure with at least eleven other artists.  The “One of a Kind” monotype group I showed with in September of 2010 joined with some members of the Circling the Square Press community.  We all agreed to be paired in random fashion with another printmaker and we drew [...]

Works on Paper, November, 2011

Works on Paper 2011 opens on Monday November 7 at the Gallery Hair Studio and Spa at 10 Main Street in Topsham and will remain on display through December 31st.  Gallery Hair is located on Main Street diagonally across from the Bowdoin Mill and just over the Frank Wood Memorial Bridge, a short walk from [...]

Globes 2011–Skowhegan and Portland, Maine

Organized by Abby Shahn, the globes show was an open and participatory exhbit for artists to create their view of the world, seen or unseen.  After much planning, Abby received permission from business owners in downtown Skowhegan to allow us to install our globes in empty storefronts on the main street of town.  The artists [...]

The Power of Objects: Still Life

I recently came across a book called Still Life with Oysters and Lemon by Mark Doty. (Beacon Press, Boston, 2001) which speaks directly to the power of objects as interpreted by artists in still life painting.  In it, the author says,” To think through things, that is the still life painter’s work–and the poet’s.  Both [...]

On wearing the Good Coat

At last evening’s opening reception for Whiteout, I decided to wear the coat that inspired the drawing.  This photograph was taken by one of the Gallery 5 staff members.  The photo caught me with my eyes closed, conveying a dreamy sense.  It looks as though the coat is transporting me to a time and place [...]

fall happenings

This month is chock full of art events.  I am excited to announce that three of my pieces were selected for Whiteout at L/A Arts Gallery 5, an exhibition celebrating the winter season in Maine.  This show runs from November 12 through December 18 2010.   The opening is Friday, November 12, from 5-8 pm.  [...]