My work is concerned chiefly with portraiture, landscape, images based on spiritual themes, and pure abstraction. The reason is I work in so many different genres of painting and drawing is because each particular expression has its own vocabulary, its own message, and its own set of problems. In this way I feel like a writer who can work in poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction. My mediums are usually pencil drawing, gouache, oil pastels, acrylic paint and ink on paper and board. I work from observation and on site, as well as from photo references and imagination. I enjoy working in series, whereby one exploration can rapidly lead to the next work.
I have been an art teacher with the New York City Department of Education since 1986. Currently I teach at the Manhattan School for Children on the Upper West Side. I am married to Sandra Winter, a singer-songwriter and ordained minister. We live in the Washington Heights area of New York City.
BFA - the Cooper Union, 1980
MFA - Queens College, 1982
Grants and Scholarships
2017 - Minnie Jane Residency at Pendle Hill
2015 - Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) for "Women of Strength" series
2013 - Grant, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) for "The Painted Psalms" series
2011 - Minnie Jane Sojourner Scholarship at Pendle Hill for "Prayer and Meditation Portraits" series
2010 - Grant, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) for "Listen, Look and Be" series
2006 - Minnie Jane Sojourner Scholarship at Pendle Hill
Isabella Geriatric Center
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