Exhibit Description:

"Rough Around the Edges" would be a show of my layered paper creations.  I take hundreds of kinds of paper and I cut, rip, and/or manipulate the papers as I glue them in layers onto stretched canvas. The medium itself is the unifying force in all of my shows; I show both original works and framed prints. My prints are often thought to be originals because of the excellent sense of depth and three dimensionalities in the prints. My inspiration comes from the world around me and from my papers.

Artist Statement:

"Painting with Paper" is the best way to express what I do in my unique art form. I gather paper from all over the world, and I use those papers to create uniquely textured scenes. The colors in my work are vibrant and powerful, and I am able to achieve textures and a sculptural quality through the papers I use and the way I adhere those papers to the stretched canvas. My art form brings a three dimensionality to the scenes I create; it satisfies my tactile nature and my quest for innovation.

List of recent/upcoming shows:

• Solo Show – Bodzin Gallery / Fairfax, Va./ Nov-Dec 2017
• Solo Show – Hoffberger Gallery / Baltimore, Md./ Dec 2016 – Jan 2017
• Solo Show - Sara D. November Gallery / Richmond, Va. /Oct-Nov 2016
• Solo Show – Reston Art Gallery/ Reston, Va., / June 2016
• Featured Artist – “Organic Matters” / JCC of Santa Barbara, Ca./ Jan – Feb 2016
• Featured Artist – Gotthelf Art Gallery / La Jolla, Ca./ Dec 2015 – March 2016
• Solo Show – Slutzky Art Gallery / Irvine, Ca./ Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

 List of recent honors/awards:

Award for Exceptional Merit/ Wee Gallery of Art/Scottsdale, AZ Sept. 2016
Judge's Award 2015 - ACC Baltimore - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Presidents Award - Audubon Juried Exhibition/ New York, NY Feb. 2014
Smithsonian Crafts Show - Washington, DC,  2011
2nd place - Pen and Brush Exhibition/New York, NY  Sept. 2010
Innovation in Media - Catharine Lorilland Wolf Art Club, New York, NY  Oct. 2008

List of associations/memberships:

Great Falls Studios

Association of Collage Artists

Jewish Artists Guild