I am largely driven to paint abstract marshes and fields as well as fractured florals where I can weave color, line and composition through abstracted landscapes and imagined gardens inviting the viewer to widen their view of reality and “see” between the lines what lies beneath and between the layers.

I hope to portray the mind of someone living with a brain injury and mental illness as both fractured and fundamentally grounded seeking out moments of beauty and quietness within their world. Within my paintings, there are soft moments, harsh moments, moments fighting each other and others embracing. Edges and values speaking to one another, colors coalescing, and lines and shapes working together to create a place of quiet beauty within the chaos. I find that parallel between what I see on my canvas and experience in my daily living to be a way for me to navigate the world a little easier.

2017 Home, Farley’s of Newburyport, MA
2016 Our Town, GAR Memorial Library Gallery, West Newbury, MA
2013 Refuge, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA
2012 Local Color, Anna Jacques Hospital Gallery, Newburyport, MA
2009 Worn & Reborn, GAR Memorial Library Gallery, West Newbury, MA

2021 Changing Lives, Changing Futures, NAWA/MA, Juried Show
2021 Nourishing Our Senses, National Association of Women Artists/MA, Juried Show
2021 Fractured Florals No. 5: Field Of Dreams, Acrylic, Fall Juried Show
Streets In Between, Acrylic, NAWA Massachusetts, Marblehead Art Association
2017 Breakfast Morning, Oil, 18th Annual Francis N. Roddy Competition, Concord Art, MA
Basin, 20th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, MA
2016 Down By the Bay, Oil, Newburyport Art Winter Juried Show, Newburyport, MA
Life Connected, Illustration, Newburyport Art Fall Juried Show, MA
2013 Plum Island Pink, Art & Wine, Veasey Park, Groveland, MA
Artist’s Muse Studio, Carry Out Cafe, Newburyport, MA
2012 Fighting For Light, Oil, Zero to Ninety, Marblehead Art Association, MA

2021 Best in Acrylic, Newburyport Art Association Fall Juried Show
2016 Honorable Mention, Life Connected, Illustration–Newburyport Art, MA
2010 2nd Place, Hanging Blues, Oil–Andover Art in the Park, MA

2017 Newburyport Daily News, Group Interview featuring Isolation
2013 Newburyport Daily News, Local Arts Interview for Solo Show–Refuge
2011 North Shore Life Magazine featuring Innocence–Summer Edition

Abstract Artists of New England, Member
Experimental Group at RAA, Member
Greater Haverhill Art Association, Member
NAWA (National Associaton of Women Artists), Juried Member
NAWAMA, Massachusetts Chapter, Juried Member
Newburyport Art Association, Member
Rockport Art Association, Member
Rocky Neck Art Colony, Member

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