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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


Although I do not have formal fine arts credentials, I have been taking art classes intermittently since my first at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston when I was twelve.   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.




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

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, 2022 Mary Shein Fall Salon; Small Works at Speedway Gallery 2022; Holiday Small Works Show on-line 2022


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, 2022


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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