I Paint – because my spirit calls me – to capture the site and senses that surround me.
Paint is the material that represents the world outside myself. In my efforts to capture the likeness, I am trying to find a way to reconcile the physical struggle with paint to a narrative impulse to represent the personal. Through working with observed imagery, all of my senses, and some other mysterious element, I am trying to create believable worlds on the canvas or surface. The culmination – I try to relay to the viewer the joy, wonder, color and force of nature which surrounds us in each of my art works. Utilizing color, painterly techniques and sensitivity to the subject matter allows me to portray the “sense of place” and emotions that I interpret from my subjects.
Friend of the Dublin Art Colony/ Monadnock Art
Arts Alive Monadnock
Oil Painters of America
Cahoon Museum of American Art
NH Plein Air painters
IPAP – International Plein Air Painters
Monadnock Ledger Transcript, Jan 14,2016 30 in 30 Benefit article on HSCC fundraiser.
New Hampshire Institute of Art Community Education Catalog, June- July 2015 image: p.13 “Mt Desert Morning”
Monadnock Small Business Journal Dec 2015, ppg. painting “Roundhouse Rennaissance” in family business article.
Keene Art Walk Jun 2015, Images promoted on poster and press for annual event Keene, NH.
Monadnock Table Magazine May 2013 issue Cover Art, featured “Side by Side” monotype..
Destination NH 2013 Featured artist – Monadnock Region p.
Ashuelot River Name of Historical Society Exhibit, Keene Sentinel, July 17, 2013
Artists awash in ideas about project to highlight Ashuelot River
www.unionleader.com › NewHampshire.com › Arts & Entertainment
Mar 7, 2013
Cover – Monadnock Table Magazine June 1st,2013 “Friendly Conversation” monotype
Ledger Transcript: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Rust Buckets and Tin Cans exhibition write up and photos
Cover – Forest Notes winter 2012 – Preservation of NH Forests publication
Keene Sentinel Spotlight: Painting “June Lupines” assoc. with Crescent Moon Celebration” p. 13
Connections Magazine Spring 2010, featured artist ‘An Historical Painter”
Art Calendar Magazine July /Aug 2009 “12 Ways to Survive the Recession” p.16,17.
Monadnock Living Magazine Spring/Summer 2009 Featured Artist pg 42,43.
Monadnock Living Magazine Fall Winter 2008, Editorial
Monadnock Living Magazine Spring/Summer 2008
This Week/ Arts & Entertainment in Central Mass. “Women’s art caucus shows members creative side”, in Museums, Music,Theater, Visual Arts section. Aug. 16, 2008
Daily News Tribune– MA, “Womens Art Caucus Shows Members Creative Side” , Aug 15, 2008
“Inside Fitchburg” Television Interview, panel discussion, artist interview WCA-CMA. Nov 2007
Nashus Telegraph, Encore Arts Section, “Exhibit keeps ’em down on the farm” Sept. 16, 2007 re: Monadnock Barnyards Exhibition
ArtnewsUSA.com US NEWS, Artist Spotlight “Keene Artist Wins Acceptance into Prestigious National Show” NH News section. May 4, 2007
“Inside Fitchburg” Artist live interview in conjunction with the WCA-CMA juried art exhibition. Nov. 2006
Members Showcase, Nashua Telegraph article & photograph of pastel work Old Friend I. Feb. 20, 2005
BA Visual Communications Art/Journalism 1987, Keene State College, Keene, NH
Pastel Studies / Workshops under:
Richard McKinley PSA,
Albert Handell, PSA,
Robert Carsten, PSA
Oil Painting Instruction:
Robert S. Neuman
Alicia Drakiotes Fine Art Studios 2007-present
Techniques in Pastel / Oil
NHIA New Hampshire Institute of Art 2013 to Present
Creating A Series
Large Format Painting
Pastel Painting- Broken Color Technique Workshop
Jaffrey Civic Center 2007 to present
Techniques in Pastel
The Art School at Moco.org 2007-2011
Monotype Printmaking, Pastel Basics & Pastel Techniques
Moco School of Fine Art 2007 to 2011
2016 Juried Regional Art Exhibition, Library Center for Art, Newport, NH
2014 Peoples Choice Award, MAAA Members Exhibition at Syd’s Gallery, St James St, Keene,NH “Monadnock Symphony”
2011 2nd Place Peoples Choice, MAAA Members Exhibition, Keene,NH oil painting “Ladies In Waiting”
2011 NAAA Juried Second Place – oil painting “The Golden Hour”
2010 NAAA Juried First Place – oil painting ” Long Winter’s Nap”
2008 New England Juried “It’s Pastel” Exhibition, Library Arts Center, Newport, NH. Soltek Easel Award for “Autumn Resting Place”
2008 CT Pastel Society- Members Exhibition Rembrandt Award “Kissed by Autumn”
2008 Overall Display “3rd Place” – Beacon Hill Art Walk
2007 Master Class Designation- American Juried Art Salon
2007 Pastel Society NH Members Exhibition Emerging Artist Award “Acadian Afternoon”
2007 Honorable Mention- Stonewall Farm Juried Exhibition, 2005 Keene, NH “Tranquility” monotype
ART in Permanent Collections:
Easter Morning , oil Deep Roots Massage & Bodyworks, Keene, NH
Warm Lights In Winter, oil “Susan Sebastian Foundation Art Collection at Mt. Ascutney Hospital,”