Artist Statement, January 2018

I am a Boston artist and instructor who paints, draws and animates. Most of my work is representational and combines drawing and painting processes. With animation, I combine traditional and digital drawing techniques, and I am continually expanding my knowledge of the ever-evolving developments on the tech side of the equation.

I usually take my inspiration from experiences I have had-- it feels more genuine that way-- but some pieces begin with media images or stories that strike me visually or viscerally and call for a response. When I animate, I usually begin with audio files, as there is already a rhythm and a mood set up.  I enter 2018 examining the way "vamps" have been portrayed on film and TV, and the delicate balance women in entertainment have had to find in order to make the system work for them rather than harm them.
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