ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Artist of the Month
June 2022 Artist of the Month
IVisual communication in all its forms has been my life long passion. Since childhood I have been fascinated with telling stories through design and pictures. My grade school affection for drawing led me to a commercial art high school. After liberal arts study in college, a career in graphic design. Along side my work in advertising agencies I pursued night classes in every media I could imagine in night classes at Parsons and the School for Visual Arts.
Along side my design career I have enjoyed painting in watercolor, oils, pastels and drawing. Sharing my love of painting with others, I became involved in the Art League of Nassau County. I have served on the ALNC board of directors as president and pretty much every other position on the board. The League has been a source of artistic growth and warm personal relationships for me.
Looking back over my life as an artist, I can pick out mentors who shaped my experiences as an artist. Nick Meglin, one of the founders of Mad Magazine, introduced me to the joys of sketch book drawing in a drawing class at SVA. Lucy Bitzer, my supervisor at my first design job at Scholastic, encouraged my love of typography and was influentially supportive of my talent.
I am currently teaching watercolor painting and drawing at Great Neck Community Education. Along side my teaching in art, I’m serving as an educator for Queens Farm Museum’s science outreach after school program. I design and develop websites. I teach remote workshops in calligraphy and watercolor for organizations such as Queens Public Libraries and the Cornell Club of New York. I host sip n’ paint night acrylic painting sessions for local restaurants.
I am a member of the Art League of Nassau County and the National Art League, Douglaston. I volunteer for the Ink Well Foundation, an organization of professional artists dedicated to drawing as healing for children in need.