Originals

About the Artist

Most of my life revolves around art. I make art, I teach art, I continue learn about art. Art is essential to me. I graduated with a BFA in Painting and a MS in Art Education from Syracuse University where I continue to study and grow as an artist. I teach in Liverpool, NY, where my students have inspired me for the past 20 years. My work has been included in Central New York Regional and national juried shows as well as one-woman and group exhibitions. I have received numerous awards and grants. Private collectors throughout the United States own and commission my work.


I grew up during the 1950’s and 60’s, a time when America’s love affair with the automobile became a cultural phenomenon. As the daughter of an auto worker cars were an important part of my life. The shiny bohemoth in the driveway of our suburban home was the quintessential emblem of middle class success. In the 1970’s the anti-establishment hippie biker subculture was prevalent. I was raised on tail fins, muscle cars, and Harleys. As a contemporary realist, I paint what I see and I am fascinated by the way light falls on objects. My artwork has evolved around shiny chrome, glass, and saturated colors. The images of cars and motorcycles evoke memories of the excitement and freedom of the open road.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
November 2011,Expressway 2,Liverpool Public Library, Liverpool, NY.
May 2009, Road Trip 2, The Westcott Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY.
November 2008, Japan in June, Liverpool Public Library, Liverpool, NY.
August 2008, Deborah Walsh, The Vineyard Gallery, Syracuse, NY.
November 2007, Look at That, Liverpool Public Library, Liverpool, NY.
October 2005, Pastures and Pavements, Liverpool Public Library, Liverpool, NY.
October, 1997, Road Trip, Syracuse Stage, Coyne Gallery, Syracuse, NY.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
January 26 - February 29, Salon - Strictly Local, The Tech Garden, Syracuse, NY
May-July 2011, Expressway, Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY.
December 2010, Reflections, Szozda Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY,
December 2010, Silent Auction and Benefit, MOYA, Museum of Young Art, Syracuse, NY
March – May 2010, Made in New York, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY.
2009 - present, Baobab Tree Gallery & Studo, Bradenton FL.
2009 - present, Slicks Garage, Palmetto, FL.
February 2010, Slicks Garage Grand Opening, Palmetto Art Center, Palmetto, FL.
October 2009, The Art House, Elmcrest Children’s Center Fundraiser, Dewitt, NY.
July-August 2009,Reflections, Delavan Center Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY.
August – October 2008, Highways and Byways: American Road Culture, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY.
January 2008, Brainstorms, Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse, NY.
October, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, On My Own Time Exhibition, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY.
November 2004, Artists as Educators, Cultural Resources Council Visual Arts Showcase #47, WCNY Studios, Syracuse, NY.
November 2003, Artists as Educators, Cultural Resources Council Visual Arts Showcase #43, WCNY Studios, Syracuse, NY.
September 2003, Art Invitational, Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA.
Crouse Hinds Theater, Syracuse, NY. Cultural Resources Council, Visual Arts Showcase #39. Artists as Educators. 2002.
October 2001, Synergy, Liverpool Public Library, Liverpool, NY.
August 1998, Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery 210, Syracuse, NY.
November 2000, Juried Open, Cultural Resources Council Visual Arts Showcase #24, Crouse Hinds Theater, Syracuse, NY.
August 1997, 62nd National Juried Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Gallery, Cooperstown, NY.
October 1997, Juried Open, Cultural Resources Council Visual Arts Showcase #18, Crouse Hinds Theater, Syracuse, NY.
October 1997, Art Invitational 24 Collection, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY. November 1997, Art Invitaional 24 Collection, Old Forge Art Center, Old Forge, NY.
1992-1996, Faculty Art Show, Liverpool Public Library, Liverpool, NY.
1987,1989, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, Fine Arts Competition, New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY.
Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY. Juried Competition, 1988.
Metropolitan School for the Arts, Syracuse, NY. Creator-Educator. 1987.