Where are you from originally?
What’s your medium?
How has Buffalo influenced your work?
She’s an aging pin-up who breathes nostalgia and reinvention. I love her. She’s sexy.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Boarded up houses with pretty paint jobs.
Name an artist (or more) that most inspires you?
What is your preferred subject matter?
Women. Cigarette smoke. Jazz musicians.
How do you feel you can best advance to the next level, or are you most happy where you are now?
Keep your buyers guessing and your peers hating…. you’ll get to the next level. Oh… and ya gotta dress yourself like a drunk blind man. Always.
What is another medium that you would like to learn? Or that you have already learned?
Is there a purpose to your artwork?
The purpose to my work….tell them stories cryptically.
How often do you work on your art?
What or who first prompted you to venture into the art world?
My divorce prompted me to creatively sink or swim… or live miserably.
Have you been schooled in art?
Where is your favorite venue in Buffalo to exhibit?
The former SP@CE 224 on Allen (RIP)
Nina Freudenheim’s place or John Fatta’s new gallery on Main St, which reminds me a lot of the Gagosian in NYC.
Where did you learn your craft?
Learned it in Buffalo. Lived it in Buffalo.
What are your strengths?
My strengths… using garish pastels and uneven lines to depict sad little homilies.
What are your weaknesses?
My weakness… drawing.
Name one person that you would like to sell a work of art to?
Nina Freudenheim or John Massier
What’s the best thing about being an artist?
Best thing: YOU make the rules and forgivingly get to break them.
What’s the worst thing about being an artist?
Worst thing: self defeat when you might really be on the right track.
Do you have a show up currently?
My last show HISTRIONIC AND PORTABLE closed a month ago at the Galeria Del Putomadre on Rhode Island St. It was a series of paintings that examined my mental state as a sinner, saint, jazz musician, ballerina, broken hero, dreamer and idealist.
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