I majored in Fine Arts at Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ, with a concentration in printmaking (etchings, aquatints, and lithographs.) After graduating from college I worked in New York City as the Assistant to the Director of Art at Norcross Greeting Cards. While I was raising my family I started a business doing fine line ink drawings of houses in my hometown, Westfield, NJ. In 1989 I left art behind and worked for ten years as the Executive Director of the Westfield Day Care Center.
I have been painting in oil since 2000, and I began working in my chosen medium, watercolored pen and inks, in 2006. I started showing and selling my work in New Jersey in 2005. I served as both president and co-president of the Contemporary Art Group from 2009 to 2014. I am currently a member of the CAG Board.
As of January 2018 I have participated in over 90 group shows plus 17 solo shows in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York.
I have participated in group shows in New Jersey at the the Artist Framer in Cranford, D & R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton, Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit in Union, Reeves Reed Aboratum in Summit, Carter House Holiday Boutique in Summit, Summit Medical Center in Berkeley Heights, Gallery U in Westfield, the New Providence Library in New Providence, NJ, and Mountain Art in Bernardsville. Group shows in New York include: Davis Park Arts & Crafts Show in Fire Island, Behold! New Lebanon, a living rural museum in New Lebanon, and at the Mountain Road School in New Lebanon.
I have participated in Contemporary Art Group shows at the following New Jersey venues: Watchung Arts Center, Swain Galleries in Plainfield, D & R Greenway Landtrust, Princeton, NJ, Farmstead Arts Center in Basking Ridge, Gallery U Boutique in Westfield, the Atrium Gallery in Morristown, Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Gallery in Somerville, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, The Artist Framer in Cranford, South Avenue Arts in Garwood, Art Way Gallery at the Princeton Alliance Church in Plainsboro, South Avenue Gallery in Scotch Plains, Art Upstairs Gallery of the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, the Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge, NJ, Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, Piscatawy Municipal Complex Gallery, Les Malamut Gallery in Union, and the Diversity Gallery in Clark.
I have participated in Westfield Art Association shows at Westfield Town Hall, Downtown Westfield, Limani Restaurant, Kean University, and Gallery U
From March 2009 to April 2010 a number of my works were offered for sale in the online gallery ArtQuiver.
WORKS ON SALE:
I am represented by Juxtapose Gallery in Westfield, New Jersey, where you can find originals, prints and note cards
Note cards and/or prints based on my paintings are currently on sale at:
The Town Book Store, Westfield, NJ
South Avenue Arts, Garwood, NJ
Sweet Nothings, Summit, NJ
I have shown my work at:
The Artist Framer, Cranford, NJ (2006 to 2016)
Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY (2015 to 2016)
Casino Cafe, Davis Park, Fire Island, NY (2014 to 2016)
Behold! New Lebanon, New Lebanon, NY (2014 to 2016)
Harbor Store, Davis Park, Fire Island (2010 to 2014)
Davis Park Post Office (2017)
The Teapot Gift and Gourmet Shop, Summit, NJ (2013 to 2018)
Gallery U, Westfield, NJ (2014 to 2018)
December, 2017 through January, 2018: Westfield, Memorial Library
May 7, 2017: Celebration of the Arts Hadassah Fundraiser, Shackamaxon CC, Scotch Plains, NJ
March, 2016 to February 8, 2017: 125 Elm Street store front (originals and prints of Westfield)
December 8, 2016 to January 13, 2017: Art in the Boutique at Gallery U, Westfield, NJ
November 2015 to January 2016: Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield, NJ
October & November, 2014: Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield, NJ
November 21, 2012 to January 31, 2013: Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield, NJ
December, 2010 to January, 2011: Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield, NJ
July 1 to August 19, 2010: Helen's books and Gifts, Summit, NJ
November & December, 2008: Citibank, Westfield, NJ
October, 2008: Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield, NJ
June-September, 2008: Waubeeka Golf Links, Williamstown, MA
May-June, 2008: Citibank, Westfield, NJ
January, 2008: Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield, NJ
December, 2007-January, 2008: Children's Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, NJ
October-November, 2007: The Artist Framer, Cranford, NJ
October-December, 2006: Roaster's Whim, Averill Park, NY