While growing up in Montreal, Canada I was surrounded by a very creative Family. At that time, my Brother was a young and accomplished Artist. My Parents were talented and successful Jewelers. After moving to Toronto in the 80's and then to South Florida, I became active in pursuing my Art interests. I started to study, taking classes in various mediums and soon discovered a passion for Mixed Media. I loved working with acrylic, monotypes, collage, assemblage and gravitated to the mixed use of these.
This is how my signature style emerged.
I became fascinated with the idea of building layers into my work using these methods and materials. Often unplanned and spontaneous, this would be the challenge of creating cohesion, balance and harmony. My work is highly detailed and showing in exhibitions was a significant benefit as it allowed my audience to see these intricacies up close. I don't favor using titles for my work as it creates an impression in the viewers mind influencing them rather than allowing them to form their own responses.
Entering exhibitions in South Florida also boosted my self confidence and fueled my drive to enhance my output; especially that I am self taught. In the early years in South Florida, I worked in early childhood as an educator. I became more interested in special education and I then went back to school to study more about the field. I then became a Discreet Trial Trainer and a Shadow for Autistic and Asperger children. Later on, this morphed into working on social skills with high functioning young adults who were attending college. For the next 13 years I was involved in an educational K-5 Pull Out Program for the Mental Health Association of Broward County. While working with these students, I always employed some elements of Art and found that to be welcome and therapeutic.
I currently reside in Northwest Arkansas, moving here in 2020. It is the home of the beautiful Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and The Momentary. There is a thriving and vibrant Art community here.
September 2019; Art Gallery 21, Wilton Manors, FL: 8th Annual Island City Juried Exhibition, 20x24 Canvas Mixed Media, "Sun and Moon".
February 2019; Art Gallery 21, Wilton Manors, FL: 7th Annual Island City Juried Exhibition, 2 entries, "This Girl has Wings", "Smoke & Fire".
September 2018; The Mammography Art Initiative 6th Annual Art Show, Miami FL: Art show raises funds for underserved women in the Miami area for mammograms. Donated Canvas; "Symphony 54".
February 2018; Inspire Me, Coral Springs Musuem of Art, Coral Springs, FL, "The Maple Leaf Print".
February 2017; Art Gallery 21, Wilton Manors, FL: 5th Annual Island City Juried Exhibition, 20x21 Canvas Mixed Media, "Links"
December 2016; Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL: Broward County Competition honoring Art Basel, 2 entries "Book of Thoughts" Mixed Media, "6 + 1 Angels" Canvas.
November 2016; Art with a Heart Poverello Center Benefit, Sailboat Bend, Ft. Lauderdale FL: Benefit the Poverello food pantry, 2 entries, "Ascension", "Blue Notes".
February 2016; Inspire 2016, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL, 2 entries "Warrior Women" - original print framed 19x25, "Me and You" - 18x24 Mixed Media
December 2014; Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL: Student Exhibition; Monoprint Collage and Assemblage with Original Photography
February 2020; Art Gallery 21, Wilton Manors, FL: Exhibition "Spirit Guide", The Book Project, Speaking Volumes - Reinventing the Book
FNB (First National Bank) of Bentonville Exhibition
Bentonville, NW Arkansas
2022 & 2023
ANA The Artists of Northwest Arkansas Member Exhibitions
ANA The Artists of Northwest Arkansas
Gelitan Printing Enthusiasts; an international online group of printmakers.
Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL.
NSU Art Musuem of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.
The Momentary, Bentonville, AR.
2019 and 2020 Judge for Digital Photography for high school student scholarships at David Posnak Jewish Day School, Davie FL.