I love slip-on sneakers and have a few well-loved pairs for every day. They’re so easy! I bought a pair to experiment painting on and ended up buying a ton more!! I wanted to make colorful, wearable art as well as a few neutral pairs in an animal print and in black, white and silver. I am obsessed and I’m happy to say that a few clients walking around with my creations are, too!
When I first left NYC I found the quiet and the colors of the Hudson Valley to be jarring instead of calming. SO. MUCH. NATURE. I felt offended by the serenity and bored by the lack of movement and activity. But, the longer I lived away from all that NY is, I gradually started to realize that the chaos of the city, while exciting and energizing wasn’t feeding me in the way I needed and recognizing that truth has been a game changer that has affected my entire outlook and the way that I approach life, work and even parenting.
I disappeared for the summer and had so many opportunities to be with the people I love, to think and to create. What more can I ask for than time to be in the moment doing the things I love to do - being with my family and making art. Fall is here and it’s a time for transitions.
I was selected as the Best Artist in Westchester in Westchester Magazine. I don’t know if I’m the “best” anything but I know I am the most grateful. Sometimes life surprises you in ways you never could have imagined!
Do you ever wonder what the inside of your brain looks like? I wanted to make a painting that would be an exploration and interpretation of my feelings inside my head as colors. This how The Wild Things came to be.
I am participating in the annual RiverArts® Studio Tour in the lower Hudson Valley next weekend, Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th. My space, Studio 237B, is located in the newly renovated Hudson River Landing building at 145 Palisade Street in Dobbs Ferry, New York and I'll be showing my work alongside over 100 emerging and established artists working in all mediums.
If there is one routine and creative process that shapes my entire studio practice it is my discipline with my visual journal. I keep a notebook journal where I write down my thoughts almost daily and I have a visual mood board where I hang photos, magazine cutouts and basically anything else that I find that is currently inspiring me. But the most important aspect of my studio practice is the work that I do in notebooks each and every day.
Earlier this year I started experimenting with impasto - the process of laying on paint thickly so that it stands out from a surface. I started doing some small color studies, pouring paint straight from the tube, making color patterns and mixing super thick and heavy amounts of paint. That’s how my mini paintings were born.