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Why do I make art? I do it for myself, to make myself happy, to challenge myself, to feel productive, and to escape from the ugly, frightening, angering aspects of life. I make art to please my loved ones and to support art organizations with which I am connected. My art does not express my outrage, my terror, or my disgust. Sometimes I express my sadness, but mostly I express my longing to capture fleeting images of beauty, of subjects that have meaning for me, that I have seen for myself in real life or in fantasies. I have no message for anyone, but I do have an invitation. Escape with me. Notice the beauty of life and let it give you a break from its demands and stresses.

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Art Education


I have been taking art classes intermittently since my first at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston when I was twelve. I do not, however, have a fine arts degree. In addition to Emmanuel College courses in art history, aesthetics, and painting (I was an English Literature major), Cambridge Adult Education drawing classes comprised my art education. Then I put aside art to earn a doctorate at Harvard Business School, start a career as a management professor at Bentley University, and raise a family.  After a 25-year hiatus, I resumed taking at least one art class a year at the MFA’s Museum School, the DeCordova Museum, or Watertown’s Arsenal Center for the Arts (re-named Mosesian Center for the Arts). Among my instructors were Hannah Barrett, Jaque Baldini, Marjorie Glick, Mary O’Malley, and Cat Bennett.


In 2011 I retired a bit early from my professional career in order to make art my primary occupation. Accompanying my husband in Singapore for six months, I was able to take courses in Chinese brush painting at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Japanese botanical watercolor painting at Studio Miu.  Since returning to the U.S., I have studied perspective drawing with Steve Rich at Boston Architectural College, and taken a Nikon School Weekend Photography Workshop. In the Berkshire Hills, where we have a second home (and my improvised oil-painting studio), I have participated in three workshops at the IS183 School in Stockbridge, MA with Jura Adams. And, I have taken classes at the Becket Arts Center with Steve Hamlin, Wednesday Nelena Sorokin, and Michele Klemaszewski. I benefited from Craig Pursely's "Painting Landscapes from Photographs" at the Landgrove Inn in Vermont and Jeremy Durling's "Painting From Life: The Figure and the Portrait" at Cambridge Center for Adult Education. I have also taken "Seascapes in Watercolor" with Adam Adkison at Cambridge Center for Adult Education and "Portrait Painting" with John Jameson at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.




Juried Art Exhibits 


Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA: 

    New Members Show 2014;     

    “Lost and Found” 2018

    "Red" 2018

    "Viewpoints" 2018

    Members Prize Show 2021


Mosesian Center for the Arts Members Show 2018, 2021, 2022, 2023

Grace Chapel Art Gallery, Lexington, MA:

    "Shadow Play" 2018

    "In Focus" 2020

Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA:

    "Spring Awakening: Birds, Blossoms, and Botanicals" 2019


Mass. Audubon’s Moose Hill Gallery, Canton, MA: “Untamed” 2013

Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA: "REAL!" 2021



Unjuried Shows


Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA: annual members’ shows 2015-2019 ; 2019, 2021-23 Mary Shein Fall Salon; Small Works at Speedway Gallery 2022; Holiday Small Works Show on-line 2022, at CAA at Canal Gallery 2023


Habitat Audubon Sanctuary, Belmont, MA: annual members’ shows, 2012-14; 2021


Mosesian Center for the Arts (formerly Arsenal Center for the Arts), Watertown, MA:     Unjuried Members Shows: 2015, 2016

    “You Are Here: Landscapes” 2018


Becket Arts Center, Becket, MA: annually, 2012-19; 2021-3


Other: Community Show at Emerson Umbrella, Concord, MA, 2013; First Parish of Watertown Art Show: 2015, 2016, 2018; 2019; 2020; Bidwell House & Museum, Monterey, MA, 2018, 2020; Cambridge Multicultural Center's Accessible Art Show, 2019

Arts Organizations Service

Cambridge Art Association Board Member, 9/18-

Becket Arts Center Exhibitions Committee, 2018-2022

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