Born in Cleveland in 1939 into a family
of artists-mother, aunts, uncles, sister and brother- I naturally decided to become musician!
I studied at Oberlin, Salzburg Mozarteum,
and in New York with the magnificent oboist and painter, Harold Gomberg.
As my career as an oboist flourished and
I won the Concert Artists’ Guild competition I began to design fliers and posters for my recitals. I went to the School
of Visual Arts to learn techniques of graphic design, and then to painting class with Irving Marantz at NYU. Summers at Chautauqua
with Revington Arthur followed; then serendipity sent me to Sam Feinstein, with whom I have worked intensively since 1986.
Veering toward a visual expression of my
creativity has allowed a new freedom to soar in my music-making. I like to let certain subjects in my paintings shimmer,
as certain notes in a melody vibrate, lighting up canvas or phrase from within.
My landscapes celebrate the sensuality of
nature as I find her in the crannies and corners of my garden in Leonia, as well as out-of -way spots encountered in
my travels as a musician.
I want my paintings to bring sunshine to
the rooms in which they hang, just as I hope my music will lighten the lives of those who listen.