My work develops out of visual perception - very spatial; ideas form through active seeing. When I walk down the street or go up an escalator, I feel the changing space and notice the flow of patterns. I see paintings everywhere. My mind organizes reality. Involved with the urban landscape, I like man-made environments. I have always been fascinated by architecture; it provides all sorts of rich material for artists. To me, buildings are like huge sculptures, with interesting shapes and varied masses. Even the space created between buildings excites me. And my work is humanistic - I see people interacting in their environment - man in society, rather than society in man.
I think of my paintings like music...patterns, colors, harmonies, relationships. I play with creating interesting spaces in paintings and use paint sensuously, heavily, with texture.
Museum Exhibitions (selected): Philadelphia Museum of Art; Corcoran Gallery; High Museum; Detroit Museum; Delaware Museum (solo show); San Francisco Art Institute; Carnegie-Mellon; Chicago Art Institute; New York Public Library; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Toronto Museum; Zimmerli Museum (solo show), Rutgers University; Rahr-West Art Museum; Hunter Museum of American Art; Orlando Museum. Corporate/Public Collections (selected): AT&T; Banco-Italia; Carnegie Hall; Pfizer; Unilever; New York Public Library; National Museum of Women in the Arts; AOL Time Warner; University of Delaware; Zimmerli Museum; Mazza Museum, University of Findlay; New York University. Education: Univ of Maryland, Maryland Institute College of Art,Univ of Hawaii (BFA/Painting),Ohio Univ(Graduate Fellowship),Yaddo Fellowship/Painting. Fourteen “New Yorker” covers; 35 nonfiction books for children