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 started painting in oils in 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 2020 I have participated in 117 group shows plus 19 solo shows in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York.
GROUP SHOW VENUES IN NEW JERSEY: 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 SHOW VENUES IN NEW YORK: Davis Park Arts & Crafts Show in Fire Island, Behold! New Lebanon, a living rural museum in New Lebanon, and the Mountain Road School in New Lebanon.
CONTEMPORARY ART GROUP VENUES: Watchung Arts Center, The Artist Framer in Cranford, South Avenue Arts in Garwood, the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Gallery in Somerville, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, Art Upstairs Gallery of the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, Swain Galleries in Plainfield, Gallery U Boutique in Westfield, D & R Greenway Landtrust in Princeton, the Atrium Gallery in Morristown, Farmstead Arts Center in Basking Ridge, Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, New Providence Library in New Providence, ETS in Princeton, Art Way Gallery at the Princeton Alliance Church in Plainsboro, South Avenue Gallery in Scotch Plains, The Gallery Space in Rahway, the Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge, Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, Piscatawy Municipal Complex Gallery, Les Malamut Gallery in Union, and the Diversity Gallery in Clark.
WESTFIELD ART ASSOCIATION VENUES: Westfield Town Hall, South Avenue Arts, Downtown Westfield, Limani Restaurant, Kean University, and Gallery U
WORKS ON SALE:
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
The Artist Famer, Cranford, NJ
Sweet Nothings, Summit, NJ
Mondo, Summit, NJ
Carter House, Summit, NJ
Davis Park Post Office, Fire Island, NY
I have also 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)
The Teapot Gift and Gourmet Shop, Summit, NJ (2013 to 2018)
Gallery U, Westfield, NJ (2014 to 2018)
ArtQuiver online gallery (2009 to 2010)
April, 2019: The Artist Framer, Cranford, NJ (2 artist show)
December, 2018 through January, 2019: Westfield Memorial Library, Westfeild, NJ
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 through 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 through 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 through September, 2008: Waubeeka Golf Links, Williamstown, MA
May & June, 2008: Citibank, Westfield, NJ
January, 2008: Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield, NJ
December, 2007 through 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