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I have been trying to give new definition to the term 'late bloomer'. At age 65, I look back and recall how, as a single working mom, I managed somehow to take care of my daughter, and encourage her enough so that she went to a local college where she graduated with honors, and then got a scholarship to go to college as a non-traditional student to get her college degree. All along, I've been a legal secretary working hard every day, and an artist at night pouring my soul into my work. I love to draw, it is my passion, my joy.
My work is about women. I created a number of opulent archetypes, ideas of women and characters that inspired me or appeared as visions.
In the past few years, I have been addressing my feelings about being a single working mother. My subjects live in a circus, balance on the high wire, are acrobats and they are all gorgeous, strong, determined and sometimes very angry. The children, so often left out of the viewer's calculations, so often disregarded in the life of the mother, are present or implied. My work is a protest, and at the same time, an acceptance that life itself is a balancing act -- in fact, we live on a planet that is precariously balanced in a huge universe. I am starting to appreciate the vast beauty of this condition.
In 2009 I was accepted as a member of Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. I have participated in a number of shows, had a great time, and three of my drawings have miraculously sold!
Two pieces were accepted for entry at Art Scene Today, in a contest 'Women and Children First' judged by the well known and great artist, Ana Albertino Delgado. To my astonishment, I won that competition!
I was accepted for entry in the February Contest and Exhibiit of MOCA, in Brooklyn.
I was trained in photography and practiced photography for several years before marriage and motherhood and divorce ended that. I am not othewise trained as an artist. I have been drawing digitally on computer for 10 years. My work originates entirely in Adobe PhotoShop with some few other plug in filters.