"JUST A DOG, CHEWING ON A BONE"
...so said my teacher, Everett Raymond Kinstler, quoting John Sloan (NYC "Ashcan" painter). The metaphor describes the painter in several ways. First, dogs love bones; determinedly gnawing away. So will artists ignore practical limitations to work out an idea. Secondly, art-making is inherently humbling; the effort is exhilarating, but never fully realized.
My earliest childhood memories include the love of making things, especially pictures. My father was an artist and musician, providing a home environment where I was free to try things and explore ideas.
After attending Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), I studied with Ray Kinstler and Robert Beverly Hale at the Art Student's League, NYC. Being awarded the Edward McDowell Travel Scholarship for painting a the A.S.L. was a landmark confirmation of the direction I wanted to follow.My husband and I have lived in Concord, MA for nearly 30 years.
I am grateful for the continued gift of time to explore, wonder and work.
"All children are artists, the problem is how to stay an artist once we grow up." Picasso
"Art is not a thing; it is a way."