For many years, I concentrated on traditional landscapes in a large format. I used my own photographs and sketches as the basis for my work. Photography has been one of my many passions throughout the years
Besides the large canvas paintings, I added smaller canvases and a new technique. My new approach can either start with pencil applied directly to canvas or at some other point. I then use palette knife and brush or objects to create an abstract landscape...At 'that' point in the process I search for figurative suggestions and movement within the paint. Finally, in delicately rendered marks, I address the details of the landscape Unfailingly, music helps and guides me as I work.
The process requirers time. I find that I am spending many weeks on a relatively small 8x10 canvas in between painting larger paintings at the same time. Yet for me, the rewards are incalculably rich. Exhilarating freedom, confidence-inspiring command.
The time I've spent at the Artist in Residency at Carter Burden/ L. Covello Mono Printing in East Harlem has influenced my work in painting. Also, this process is similar, in which I can spend much time adding to my original print. Collage has become a go to medium for me for the last 5 years using my own prints to add to backdrop prints.
*2021 Gallery Sitka - "Earth Day" In Gallery and Virtual.
*2021 Carter Burden Gallery/Arsty - Spring Exhibition - "One Year Later"
*2020 - Jan - Artist Talk and Reception: Carter Bburden Network/Covello -Exhibited 30 of my pieces on view until March 4th, 2020
*2020- Oct-Dec - Harlem Art Walk - El Barrio presents SPARK
*2019 - Sept-Dec - Carter Burden Network/L. Covello, Artist in Residency Program, in East Harlem.
*2019/Jan.4 th - Artist talk and Reception
*2017 - Nov - Dec- Carter Burden Network’s Artist in Residence Program. ”.
*2016 - Artist in Residency for one month, at Carter Burden Network/Covello.
*2004 & 2005 - two consecutive summer sessions at the "92Y School of the Arts. Residency in Pinzolo, Italy":Painting, Water Color, drawing en Plein Air, in The Dolomite.
*2005 - 92Y School of the Arts - Exhibition of Summer in Pinzolo.
Selected Resent Exhibitions:
*2020 - Virtual Exhibition with Artsy and Carter Burden Gallery - Summer Show "Consolations"*
*Virtual Exhibition with The Catskill Art Society - Summer Show August and September 2020 "Art in "Quarantine,
*January 2019 - Artist Talk at Carter Burden Network- East Harlem
*2019-Two Oil Paintings were Exhibited at "El Barrio" East Harlem - 312 East 99th Street. 'New York1 - TV', aired the Exhibit and ended it by Focusing on Two Oil Paintings to close the show.
*January 2019 - Tuesday Class Group Exhibit at 92Y School of the Arts, N.Y. I have exhibited for 26 years a mix of Pottery and Oil Paintings at The Weill Art Gallery - 92Y School of the Arts.
*1993-2019- 26 Juried Shows at The Weill Art Gallery, Manhattan. 92Y School of the Arts.
*August - 2011 - The Lawrence Rockefeller Antique and Art Gallery", Lew Beach, New York - Catskills. Landscape Oil Painting.
*December, 2012, The French Consulate NYC ~ Watercolor print exhibited and sold at the Silent Auction to benefit - "The French/American, Children's Fund" to help families after Hurricane Sandy.
*March, 2016- Volunteered with a group of New York Artists who have helped with the curating and success of TWITTERARTEXHIBIT - 'Foster Pride Charity'.
*2019- The office of The Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer - Selected Exhibition - Oil Painting.
*2016, 2017, 2019 Exhibitions and Artist Talk. - Carter Burden Network - Exhibited 2 - 3 and 4 monthsResidencies- in at Leonard Covello, East Harlem. Oil Painting, Mono-Type, Drawing and Collage
I appreciate the time you took to explore my thoughts, my love of Art, and the love I have for expression …
*2016/2017 - November/December- - 2 month Artist in Residence - Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Center - NYC - Painting, Drawing, Mono-Printing. Multi- Media, Collage,
*2010-2014 - Studied Sculpture and Ceramics/Oil Painting and Drawing at 92Y School of the Arts.
*2004 & 2005- two consecutive summer sessions at the 92Y Artist Residencies in Pinzolo, Italy; Painting and Drawing and water color en Plein Air.
*1978 - An intensive program at The New School for Social Research, NYC. Sculpture, Ceramics taught by Master Donald Mavros.
During 2019, I had the pleasure of traveling to colorful Zhuatanejo, Mexico - where I painted and drew the beauty of the land. The colors were illuminating and have worked their way into my Mono-Type Prints, as well as, my oil paintings.
My trip in 2016 to Barcelona, the South of France and to my ancestry home in Sicily helped to create a new mood and light in my Paintings and Mono-Types Prints.
As always, my travels in Europe and the Caribbean for over 25 years, provides inspiration. Yet much of my painting finds root in the time spent at the Catskills cottage that is my retreat from everyday life in New York City. Like the masters who challenge and inspire me, I strive to paint what I see in nature. Form, color, movement, texture, luminosity.