Allowing abstraction all its worth, art should not be just abstract without purpose. In giving up the subject with all its resonance, all its meaning, its possibilities for symbolism and connotation, we give up enormous expressive potential. Abstraction needs to heft something true, something of real value, something powerful, needs great beauty or gravitas to compensate adequately for all that it takes away. The non-representation of things simply cannot compete with incident and emotion, and all its attendant capacity to needle and beguile.
Born in Washington, DC, the artist has resided for many years in the metro area and been a frequent visitor to Washington’s museums, where she has studied old and modern masters. She graduated from the University of Maryland with honors in English literature. Three large commissioned works she painted can be seen in the City Hall of Annapolis, Md. She is a contributor to Edible Chesapeake magazine.