I draw a longtail (a Bermuda sea gull).
We ride air currents.
At some point, I give up control.
I break free of the graph paper source of calligraphy
Into the open space of board and brush,
I ride through foam, aware
Of teeming life and layers beneath
My brush, no outsider, strokes
Deep inside the beauty,
Folly and energy of this world.
I begin to paint and draw, often as play,
With intention but no plan.
Charcoal, paint, board take on
Their own life, start to breathe,
Demand nourishment, direct me.
The Lemon Tree, 2009-12, New Research Building, HMS
Tango, 2008-11, Tango Society of Boston
Kitty Pechet, 2008-2009, Z Square
Kitty Pechet, 2008, Louis, Boston, Salon Mario Russo
PowerFull, 2006, Turtle Studios
Silence and Speaking, 2001, Harvard Neighbors Gallery
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, 1993
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 1995
Calligraphy, 1993, Harvard Neighbors Gallery
Juried Show, 2011, 2009, 2007, Danforth Museum
Turtle Studios Group Show, 2011, 2007
Turtle Studios Group Show, 2009, Tufts Health Plan Gallery
The Natural World, 2009, Brickbottom Gallery
Waves, Wimsey, Windows, 2007, University Place Gallery, 3 person show
Side By Side, 2005, Armenian Library and Museum
Group Shows, 1993-2006, Turtle Studios
Group Show, 2004, Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Cambridge Art Association, 2003 & 2001, University Place
"9/11-02": Responses in Art, 2002, Endicott College
Words in Time, 2000, West Newton Theatre
Passages, 1998, St. Botolph Club
Fan Faire of the Scribes, 1995, Harvard Neighbors Gallery
Centennial, 1994, Harvard Neighbors Gallery
Space for Fantasy, 1993, Harvard Neighbors Gallery
The Turn of the Pen, 1991, Harvard Neighbors Gallery
Group Show, 1987 & 1984 DeCordova Museum
Group Show, 1987, Fuller Museum
Group Show, 1986, Prudential Skywalk
Group Show, 1985, Bermuda City Hall
1988-Present The Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Teach semester calligraphy courses and gold workshop
1988-Present Harvard Neighbors
Teach and coach course "Art and Creativity and Meaning"
1993-2010 Turtle Studios
Coached art workshops
1993-2010 Art coaching with Kate Ransohoff
1975-1995 Classes and Workshops with local and internationally known calligraphers
1959 M.Ed. Harvard, teaching art and art history
Studied with Oskar Kokoschka, Salzburg, Austria
Competitive Surfer, Northeast U.S. Champion (2011, 2008, 2007, 2004, 1993)
Board Member, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 2001-2010
Affiliate in Art, Lowell House, Harvard University
In Print: The Boston Globe, "The Silver Surfer", Living Arts, May 26, 2007
In Print: People Who Sweat, Robin Chotzinoff, Chapter 3, "Girls on Boards"
In Print: "Chronicle", WCVB, "Double Lives", September 27, 2002
Cover artist: summer 2002, spring 2009, spring 2011 Catalog (Cambridge Center for Adult Education)
In Print Providence Journal, "Surf Queens" September 19, 1996
Featured Speaker, 1994-Present, (about art, surfing and life changes)