Artist Statement

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I am a professional printmaker and painter and lover of nature and found objects. While our throw-away society continues to pollute the planet, I use discarded textured materials, shapes, and objects to evoke the wonders of nature. In some of my work, I use the very materials that are choking the ocean (such as string and plastic netting) to illuminate the ocean’s fragile beauty. 

 

My work is largely influenced by the emotions and memories of natural environments and the ocean – its ever-changing light and the movement of the waves. In my art I share these moments of happiness and hope: the floating shadows you see submerged underneath a wave, the red tinge behind your eyelids while lifting your face to the sun, the pattern of a honeycomb or a fishing net, and all the beautiful shapes, forms, and color in nature. 

 

I hope the moments of unexpected beauty captured in my images inspire a deeper appreciation of the natural world, while learning about my sustainable practices  and dedication to repurposing “trash'' encourage us all to change our ways to protect our environment.

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Bio

I grew up and lived in Maine until moving to Boston to pursue my BFA in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Since graduating in 2017, I have exhibited my work in New England, New York and beyond. I have been awarded grants for five public art projects for Amesbury, Dorchester, and my current city of Lowell, MA. I am currently a member of six galleries: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition and Long Island City Artists in New York, Loading Dock Gallery, Gallery Z, Arts League of Lowell, and Brush Gallery in Massachusetts. I have ten years of teaching experience with children and adults and I am currently a Resident Printmaker and Instructor at The Art Center in Dover, NH. I also teach art workshops at several locations in MA.