Monday, December 22, 2008

Back to Reality

As you all know, I have recently returned home from the Vermont Studio Center, a month long residency program that I attended up until the middle of December.

I am now back to reality and looking for a job! I wanted to put the word out in case any of my readers know of an oppurtunity. I have a lots of experience with the visual art world, office work and with general building and maintenance. An ideal job for me right now would be in the creative world, but allow me enough brain power to return to the studio every night. I am also willing to relocate to pretty much anywhere, although it would be best to stay in Massachusetts because of affordable health care. Keep your eyes and ears open and if you know of anything please get in touch with me at Thanks to you my faithful readers!

Vermont Studio Center

Hello Everyone!
I have returned from my amazing month long residency at the Vermont Studio Center, an experience I will not soon (if ever) forget. I created some amazing friendships with the many interesting people I met, and learned alot about my own studio practice. This is a program that I would suggest to any artist who needs some solid studio time away from the everyday distractions of the world (bills, jobs, etc.) The campus and accomodations were beautiful, although it reached negative three degrees one day, the snow made everything picture perfect!

The most valuable part of this experience was becoming more in tune about my own creative development, something that I could not have realized with out the help of my new peers and the conversations I had with some of the visiting artists. I made a particular connection with sculpture/printmaker Ed Smith who spent over and hour with me in my studio, and painter Barbara Grossman. Both had a unique perspective that allowed me to look at my work in a new light.

I was spoiled with the size of my studio (about 300 square feet), the natural light, and the view of downtown and the mountain range from my window. Photos can not do the experience justice. If you have any questions about the program you can visit or ask me about my own experience!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Blog Vacation

Greetings from Vermont Studio Center! This is an incredible place. A beautiful campus with an even more beautiful be creating at all times. It is wonderful to know that every night when I go to sleep I have nothing to do the next day except being in my studio. That being said, I have decided to take a technology hiatus. I originally thought I would be updating my blog with pictures along the way, but would like to keep this experience pure and free of obligations.

This might change, but until then, see you in a month when I will post all about my experience here!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hi All,
Below are two new drawings. I have been on the road as an Admissions Representative for Montserrat College of Art for the past month, so both of these drawings are smaller in scale due to hotel room life. The smaller scale did encourage me to work a bit quicker and I took more risks with my composition. I also am appying to a number of residencies, including a printshop program. I would love to see these drawings as lithographs. I am hoping to get into the printshop when I am at the Vermont Studio Center. I would appreciate any feedback. Enjoy!

Hotel Series #2 13"x10". Graphite on Bristol Board. 2008

Hotel Series #1 11"x 14". Graphite on Bristol Board. 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

New Drawing

Hi all,
Below is my most recent completed drawing. It is 30" x 30" and is charcoal and pastel on paper and is titled " Stitches". I am concentrating on the relationship and presence of pattern in relationship to the more atmospheric marks. Enjoy!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Just a Reminder

From Paintings to Drawings at HallSpace will be closing on October 11th. I hope that all of you can make it at least once to see my new work in person.

The gallery hours are Monday-Thursday by appointment and Friday + Saturday 12-5.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Two New Shows

September 6 - October 11
Reception September 6, 3 -6 pm
HallSpace Gallery, Dorcester, MA

This show has been put together by John Colan, director of HallSpace in Dorcester, MA, and is addressing the relationship between an artist's paintings and drawings. I am more than thrilled to be showing with Dianne Ayott, whom I know through Montserrat College of Art, and to also meet Kate Beck and Eric Shigaki. The show is on display September 6 - October 11 with the opening on Saturday, September 6. I hope to see you there! Visit for more information.

September 23- October 8
Reception: September 21, 3-7
Waitsfield, VT

For the 18th year, Art in the Round Barn is a juried exhibition displaying the work of artists from throughout New England to be shown in a restored 19th century barn located in Waitsfield, VT. This exhibition was juried by Erika Carlson, Director of the Kidder Smith Gallery, Zola Solamente, Director of the Arden Gallery and Stephanie Walker, Owner of Walker Contemporary. I am looking forward to displaying my paintings and drawings in this alternative space, and of course to see my work along side that of other artists.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

My First Residency!

I am extremely excited to announce that I have been accepted to the Vermont Studio Center for a four week residency. I also have received a grant to help cover the cost of tuition. This was my first time applying to the program so I was very surprised when I received my acceptance. I will be attending the program from November 23rd to December 19th. I have a few goals in mind that I want to address while there, but I have to see what happens in the next few months before I think of anything too concrete. If you want more information about the program or to apply for it yourself, visit

Or watch the video.

Monday, June 23, 2008

DeCordova Corporate Night

Hello Everyone,
I am very happy to say that my the above image " Talking to Dad (October 17th, 1985- October 24, 1942) was selected to be the featured work of art on the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park's Corporate Night invitation! I am thrilled that Liz Gellar, who I originally met when working with the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA selected my piece to represent the Corporate Art Loan program that she now heads at the DeCordova. For more information about the DeCordova and the Art Loan program, visit their website at
I have been a member of the DeCordova Corporate Art Loan Program since 2007. I will also be participating in the upcoming DeCordova Auction, more on that later!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Art in the Round Barn

Hi Everyone,
I am pleased to announce that I have been juried into the 18th Annual Art in the Round Barn Exhibition held by the Green Mountain Cultural Center. This show will be held in a 19th century round barn located in Waitsfield, VT. This exhibition will allow me three or more pieces of my choice to be displayed, and was juried by Zola Solamente, Director of the Arden Gallery, Erika Carlson, Director of the Kidder Smith Gallery, and Stephanie Walker, Owner of Walker Contemporary. The exhibition is on display September 23-October 8 2008 with an opening on the Evening of September 21st. If you would like more information you can visit the website at I am not sure what I will be entering into the show, I will post new images soon!

Monday, May 12, 2008

New Drawing

Below is my most recently completed drawing called "Radha's Garden". Radha was Krishna's love. I am working to create a more tangible space, a space that the viewer feels they could exist inside of. I have entered this drawing into the Danforth Art Museum's Member's Show so keep your fingers crossed for me! It is charcoal and pastel with collage on paper, and measures 30.5" x 39 1/4" Enjoy!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Kade-wah-nan-des-kah? II

This is a drawing that I have recently completed. It is pastel and charcoal on paper, and measures 30"x 40".

Monday, March 3, 2008


Hey all,
Here is a new drawing I recently completed. It is charcoal and pastel on paper and measures about 40"x 50". I am working on trying to create deeper space and including more pattern and color that is still being heavily influenced by African, Indian and Japanese textiles and cultures. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Another Opportunity from Open Studio Press

Hi All,
Below is a call for entries for artists of all mediums. A great opportunity to publish your work! I am now experiencing first hand what all my mentors have been telling is becoming difficult to balance making art, documenting it and showing it, with work, paying bills, friends, travel and family. Making the work is not a problem, in fact that is all I want to's the documenting and submitting that is hard for me! Any suggestions?

The live link isn't working for me right now so just visit for submissions guidelines...sorry about that!

Hope all is well.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Weekend in Kyoto

Last weekend, I made the trek out to Kyoto with my brother and his friend. We left at 5:30 in the morning and took the bullet train, making it there in two and a half hours! I got to see Mt. Fuji and then fell fast asleep.
Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan, and although it isn't any longer it still holds a lot of really historic feeling from when it was. The overall feeling of Kyoto is much different than Tokyo. Over the course of two days we visited about ten temples, 8 Gardens, a castle, walked through a bamboo forest, saw real live geisha, and a whirlwind of other great events.
My brother and I both agree that we can't believe it had only been two days, it felt like we saw a week's worth of sites! The highlight was a hall that was filled with over a thousand statues that were guarding one huge Buddha right in the center. I can't post a picture because we weren't allowed to take any, but below are some pictures to give you a sense of our trip. Enjoy!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Greetings from Tokyo!

Hi All,
Greetings from Tokyo! I arrived six days ago and have seen an incredible amount, almost all of the major spots in Tokyo, and then alot of the hidden gems. I am travelling alone so I can take my time and go wherever I want. My brother lives in Tokyo so I do always have a place to go back to which can be a tricky part of traveling. I do miss my studio but my brother had a spot all set up for me when I got here that I use as a painting area. My first day I walked around his neighborhood (Azabu Juban) and Roppongi Hills, in the last week I have also visited Asakusa with famous temples, Shibuya with a famous crosswalk that hundreds of people cross at a time, as well as places like the Tsukijui fish market (gross but awesome) and a huge beautiful garden that used to serve as a duck hunting pond and retreat for the royal families. I had tea in a teahouse that sat right on the water...Ulysses S. Grant visited there during his presidency to discuss "the state of the world"! and the only Parasite museum in the world. It's great! I also ate beef tongue last night!
More updates later, below is a picture of me in Kamakura. Enjoy!