Statement & Resume

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ARTIST STATEMENT

There are always questions about monotypes- what is the technique, why use these materials, why go through this multi-step, time-constrained, risky process –  the image reverses left to right , there is a chance the ink will not transfer as you planned, the dark colors may not be dense enough, the ink may slide, distorting a carefully painted shape.  Why give up the control?  Why not paint an image directly on paper?

I use this printmaking technique because everything about it is dynamic, breathing life into the image.  The painting tools are unlimited: rollers, fingers, rags, brushes, Q-tips etc., each with a unique gestural quality.  They can add paint, or lift it, create subtle light or brilliant whites.  The process is fluid, moving back and forth between application and removal of color, adding to the liveliness of the image.  The painting must be done quickly, as the inks will start to dry after few hours.  When the image is complete it will be transferred to paper with an etching press.

A painted plate can be printed on paper, then the plate saved until the next day making the ghost image available to incorporate into the next print.

My choice of subject matter is related to what I like about this printmaking process.  The dynamic quality of things has great appeal to me, catching the moments before, during and after light, color and shape change – that’s what I’m looking for.  There is a very short time lapse series in a single image.  A short walk from my studio is a large brook, with a broad marsh.  That is where the blackbird series starts.  I’m watching the shape, balance and movement of the birds, as well as their interest in each other.  I’m listening for their territorial calls.  They nest in the Cattails and grasses and are on guard to protect their claim.  I’m interested in actions of honeybees for the same reasons – what they do and why, how they work together how they differ from other creatures.  There is a reference to time passing in these pieces, a few seconds or maybe days.  What was there becomes a shadow as the image incorporates the nowin crisp, sharp strongly colored additions.

PCL, 2019

RESUME

SOLO AND SMALL GROUP EXHIBITS
2014   WENDELL LIBRARY, Wendell, MA – A Flock of Days
2013   GROTON LIBRARY, Groton, MA – A Flock Of Days
2012   LAWRENCE ACADEMY, Groton, MA –  LANDSCAPES, three visions
2009   GROTON LIBRARY, Groton, MA – UP NORTH, DOWN EAST
2001   SHARON ARTS, Peterborough, NH
1994   POWERS GALLERY, Acton, MA – Monotypes: New Works
1991   POWERS GALLERY, Acton, MA – Monotypes: The One and Only
1988   TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Gallery Eleven, Medford, MA
1987   POWERS GALLERY, Acton, MA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS
2018   HIGHPOINT CENTER FOR PRINTMAKING, Minneapolis, MN – Stand Out Prints
2018   POWERS GALLERY, Acton, MA – Summer Celebration
2017   MassArt 4thBiennial Alumni Exhibit – HABITAT/ion
2017   BLINK GALLERY, Lexington, MA – Printmakers Exhibit, BZZZ Exhibit
2016   MGNE, Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA – 4thNational Juried Exhibit
2016   THE RIVER ARTS CENTER, Prairie du Sac, WI – Wings and Water, National      Juried Exhibit
2015    POWERS GALLERY, Acton, MA – New Works On Paper
2014    MGNE, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA– Member’s Juried Exhibit
2013    MGNE- National Juried Exhibit, Gordon College, Wenham, MA
2012    GROTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, Groton, MA – A Baker’s Dozen
2012    POWERS GALLERY, Acton, MA- yearly group exhibits
2004    SHARON ARTS, Peterborough, NH – Hot off the Press
2003    BRICKBOTTOM GALLERY, Somerville, MA – Collaboration
2003    SHARON ARTS, Peterborough, NH – Nothing Common
2002    POWERS GALLERY, Acton. MA – New Works on Paper
2002    GREAT RIVERS ART INSTITUTE, Walpole, NH – TheAmerican River (traveling exhibit)
2001    SOUTH SHORE ART CENTER, Cohassett, MA – Trains, Planes, and Automobiles
2001    FLETCHER – PRIEST GALLERY, Worcester, MA
2000    PARKSIDE NATIONAL SMALL PRINT EXHIBITION, Kenosha, WI
1999    CONCORD ART ASSOCIATION, Concord MA – Artists for the 21stCentury
1999    CONCORD ART ASSOCIATION, Concord, MA – Black and White
1999    PARKSIDE NATIONAL SMALL PRINT EXHIBITION, Kenosha, WI
1998    WHISTLER HOUSE MUSEUM, Lowell, MA – 10 Women
1998    POWERS GALLERY, Acton, MA – New Works
1988    MCGOWAN GALLERY, Lowell, MA – Three Women: Paintings, Pastels and Etchings
1996    POWERS GALLERY, Acton, MA – New Works
1994    SPRINGFIELD ARTS LEAGUE NATIONAL, Springfield, MA
1990    SPRINGFIELD ARTS LEAGUE NATIONAL, Springfield, MA
1990    BOSTON PRINTMAKERS NATIONAL, Boston, MA
1989    SPRINGFIELD ARTS LEAGUE NATIONAL, Springfield, MA
1987    SHARON ARTS CENTER, Sharon, NH – Best of Show: A Decade of Winners
1987    CONCORD ART ASSOCIATION, Concord, MA – Four
AWARDS
2016    MGNE, Attleboro Art Museum, Juror’s Award, Andrew Stevens
2016    The River Arts Center, Juror’s Award, Marla Brenner
2014    MGNE, Fitchburg Art Museum, Juror’s Award, Debra Olin
2001    South Shore Art Center, Juror’s Award, Jeffery Keough
1999    Concord Art Association, Juror’s Award, Meredith Moses
1998    Concord Art Association, Juror’s Award, Sam Walker, George Nick
1991    Springfield Arts League, Juror’s Award, Leiter-Sandowski Award
CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Fidelity Corporation
Parker, Coulter, Daley and White, Boston, MA
Procorp, Framingham, MA
Enterprise Bank, Lowell, MA
PUBLICATIONS
2013    The Boston Globe,  December 19 – People & Places
2002    Art New England Magazine, December/January –ReviewsSharon Arts, Craig Stockwell
2002    The American River, exhibition catalogue
2001    ArtsMedia Magazine, winter – Feature: Art Confronts Agoraphobia, Ellen Howards
1998    The Boston Globe, March 8 – Sunday Best
1995    New Hampshire Profiles Magazine, Oct. – Reviews
1994    The Boston Globe,  June 5 – The Subtle Medium of Monotype, Caroline L. Cole
1988    The Boston Globe,   July – The Moment’s Spirit, Meredith Fife Day
GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
Powers Gallery – 1987 to Present
Gallery Twist – Lexington, MA 2017, 2018
The Gallery at the Clown – 2004 to 2007
Sharon Arts – 1998 to 2009
Chicago Center for the Print – 1988-1994
McGowan Fine Art – Concord, NH – 2004-2006, 2018
EDUCATION & ORGANIZATIONS
Massachusetts College of Art – BFA
Monotype Guild of New England – member
Boston Printmakers – member