Statement, Resume & Reviews

Bowers Brook Series

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 and that can be confusing. There is a chance the ink will not transfer to the paper as intended.  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 and breathes life into an 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.

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.  I want these images be alive, catching only a moment as light, color and shape change.

A short walk from my studio to the back of the our farm is a large brook, with a broad marsh, and 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.

PCL
2014

 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

2016   MGNE, Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA – 4th National 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 – The American 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 21st Century

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

1984   Sharon Art Center, Juror’s Award, Best of Show

1983   Concord Art Association, Juror’s Award, Frederick Walkey

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 –Reviews Sharon 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

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

 EDUCATION & ORGANIZATIONS

BFA Massachusetts College of Art

Monotype Guild of New England – member

Boston Printmakers – member