“When I was a child we lived on Douglas Mountain in southern Maine. Our house had a big round porch with a wonderful view. I saw the White Mountains on a clear day, watched lightning storms as they traveled from town to town, and glimpsed the northern lights. I was seduced by a love of weather and terrain. This fascination has stayed with me and has affected my life as an artist.
In 2002 I attended a painter’s residency at Pouch Cove in Newfoundland. I had a studio for the month of January that looked into the stormy ocean and I was captured by the view. A year later my husband and I came back to look for a house.
My studio is on a cliff overlooking the ocean near where a river enters the sea. The layers of rocks I can see from my studio window are twisted and folded. In one day, mist, fog, rain and snow can blow across the land ending in a dramatic sunset. The weather changes the nearby river daily, and the river leaves a different imprint on the beach. Although the rocks are fixed, they appear to move like the waves.
A parallel between the weather and my painting process has emerged. My paintings are abstract oils, and I often use mixed media and encaustic. As I scrape and scratch, glaze and layer they develop, changing in a rhythm like the weather on the beach and the ancient rocks.
My paintings make reference to the landscape or express states of the spirit or psyche. The finished work is a record of the processes I’ve gone through as I try to understand the image that is struggling to be expressed. They represent layers of time – a visual palimpsest – reflecting my journey in search of their fleeting revelation.”
Dec 9—Dec 31, 2022
Dec 11—Dec 31, 2021
Nov 13—Dec 4, 2021
Jul 18—Aug 31, 2019
Jul 19—Aug 31, 2018
Dec 1—Dec 23, 2017
Oct 6—Oct 28, 2017