Take a peek into the world of a contemporary artist and watch while colors come to life on canvas in my Cayuga Heights studio. Paintings in various stages of completion and size await your viewing.
I will not be open on Open Studio Weekends.
(Note: This artist is one of four who are not open on Open Studio weekends. The four are Denise Milito, Jon Reis, Michele Steffey and Ivy Stevens-Gupta.)
ADDRESS11 Wedgewood Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
Note: I will not be open on Open Studio Weekends
From Route 13N, Take the Cayuga Heights Rd. exit, turn right at stop sign onto Cayuga Heights Rd., go about 0.2 miles and make a right onto Beckett Way, turn left at stop sign onto Wedgewood Drive. House is first one on the right (brick façade with black shutters). Please do not park in driveway. Follow stone path alongside the garage to entrance to studio out back.
While growing up in the Finger Lakes, I could be found doing sports or creating art. After playing soccer and studying art at Alfred University, I switched career paths and got a degree in business from CCC, a BS in marketing and a MS in liberal studies from ESC. My creativity was utilized for several years as Advertising Manager for Gannett Newspaper Division and later as a Director of Corporate Relations for Johnson at Cornell.
Recently, I’ve come full circle and have immersed myself in painting and teaching color theory. My latest work is an exploration of the psychology of art from my graduate studies. I’ve studied how the brain influences how we perceive images. My visual odyssey focuses on a synesthesia of exuberant colors, textures, and shapes. When designing my artwork, I choose a cornucopia of colors in highly distinctive patterns. My process involves several layers of paint on canvas which is often emblazoned by metallic/iridescent overlays, glitter, glass, beads, gold leaf and mixed media, finished with a clear coat of high gloss polymer epoxy resin that offers the duality of sealing in the artwork while making the colors pop by reflecting light. The result is a luxurious composite full of energy. My paintings can be found in homes and offices all over the USA and appear in several international books on contemporary artists.