Paintings ~ 2000-2018
In times of change and uncertainty, we need the spirit of jazz more than ever before, to bring people – especially young women and men – together, to nurture freedom and dialogue, to create new bridges of respect and understanding, for greater tolerance and cooperation.
Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO
My art training is anchored in the traditional style. Painting and drawing throughout childhood created a path to the painting and sculpture department of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. Graduation was in 1968 with Highest Honors. This was in addition to private studies in both sculpture and figure drawing with renown sculptor and teacher, Mr. George Demetrious of Gloucester, MA.
Traditional painting seemed too restrictive so I gradually found my way to a contemporary style which is liberating and better suited to my thinking and lifestyle.
I have always had a fascination with diversity and so my work is of contrasts - opposites that converge to form a harmonic visual experience; fine and broad brushstrokes, rough and clean lines, light and dark, stillness and movement, boldness and discipline, thought and emotion, inner and outer life.
All of my work is inspired by a lifelong interest in people, extensive travel, music (especially jazz) and my life in Boston's Back Bay.