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A former denizen of New York City, I have lived near a lively small town in Vermont for 30 years.
Making art has taken many different forms for me. Having had no formal education in art (only music) has allowed me great freedom in the creative process.
Starting in a humorous vein with painted terra-cotta wall hangings,I later developed a line of cards and prints (see simiprints.com) in the same vein.
In 2000, I illustrated two books (At Grandmother's Table -Fairview Press) and (Buon Natale,Natale -Franco Maria Panini)
Since then,I have been painting in oil on paper.In this work I have no idea or program when starting a painting but allow the gestures to lead me where they will.These gestures are often dance like, rhythmic or musical. Color, a passion, follows the mood and spirit.
In addition to the paintings, I have been working in two-dimensions with collages.Sometimes these are combined with painting.
Photography is another realm I have been exploring. Using the photos taken on my European travels I create photo collages.
When not occupied with art, I sing in a Renaissance a Capella quartet and am a member of a piano trio.