A work in progress

After years in technical writing, I returned to school and received my BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. My work explores color and image in acrylic and collage.

To pursue a subject, I layer and edit, moving between materials, seeking the music-like rhythm where elements converge in harmony. It is a process of ceaseless questions, seeking to clarify meaning and push past what’s come before.

Teaching art deepens my own practice. Each student brings their hope, doubts, memories, and dreams to class. My students in continuing care communities especially teach me about the risk and rewards of making art.

Join me in a class. Visit me in Studio 305, any first Saturday at Western Avenue Studios. Find my work at the Loading Dock Gallery,

Selected Shows  

20th Annual Frances N. Roddy Exhibition, Concord Art, Concord, MA 2019

Tiny Beautiful Things, Merrimack Repertory Theater Lobby Gallery, Lowell, MA 2019

Other Beings, Solo show, Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA 2019

The Heath, Merrimack Repertory Theater Lobby Gallery, Lowell, MA 2019

Of Earth and Air, Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA   2018

Paper Dolls, Groton Library, Groton, MA   2017

ArtFocus, New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA   2014

Cotton, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA   2013

The Other F-Word, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA   2013

In the Third Dimension, ALL Gallery, Lowell, MA   2012

No Holds Barred, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA   2011

Body Bazaar, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA   2008

Sum of the Parts, Surface Design Association, Kansas City, MO 2007

Surface Tension, James Howe Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ   2006

Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT  2006

Form Not Function, Carnegie Center for Art, New Albany, IN   2005


Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Westford, MA

Visiting Nurses’ Association, Lowell, MA

New England BioLabs, Ipswich, MA


Carleton-Willard Village, Bedford,  MA

River Court Residences, Groton,  MA

Life Care Center of Acton, Acton,  MA

Newbury Court, Concord,  MA

Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA


Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, Providence, RI, 1991

Decordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA, 1986-88

Kirkland College, BA, Clinton, NY, 1977


Western Avenue Studios Artist Association, Lowell, MA

Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA