Art has always been a part of my life. I was fortunate that my mother saved many of my early drawings. My husband and I own Zum Gali Gali Rubber Stamps zumgaligali.com. I draw and design stamps for the company. A drawing I made when I was four years old has turned into a stamp design.

I discovered the monotype about 40 years ago and found it to be a perfect vehicle for my art making. I love the way it combines drawing, painting and collage with a vast variety of printmaking materials and techniques. I never lose the sense of wonder that occurs when I pull a print off my plate. Increasingly I have been adding collage to my prints.

My work tends to be about layers. The majority of my prints take many trips through the press so there is an actual building up of layers. I have learned that life is full of layers and that complexity informs my work. I take advantage of different viscosities of inks to create some of these overlaps. In recent years, I have switched from traditional oil inks to Akua inks. I love being able to clean up with soap and water!

Recently retired from teaching elementary art in Newton, Massachusetts, I currently teach adult printmaking and children’s studio classes at the New Art Center in Newton, MA. I have learned as much from my students as from my excellent teachers in college, graduate school and beyond.

BA, Brandeis University, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. Studied with Michael Mazur. Received the Deborah Cohen Award in Sculpture
MAT, Harvard University
additional course work at MIT, Massachusetts College of Art
Studied printmaking with Ilana Manolson, Kim Berman, Debra Olin, Deborah Davison, Catherine Kiernan

My prints are in private collections and have been exhibited locally at many venues including
New Art Center and its satellite gallery, Newton
Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College, Newton
Zullo Gallery
Arsenal Center for the Arts
Starr Gallery
Hynes Convention Center, Boston
Scandinavian Living Center
Citizen's Bank, Newtonville, MA
Newton Cultural Center
Newton Public Library
Newton City Hall
Armenian Library and Museum in Watertown
Tufts Health Plan Diversity Gallery
L’Aroma Cafe, West Newton
Dorset Cafe, Wellesley Hills
Gallery 333 in Falmouth

I am a member of The Monotype Guild of New England, The Nature Printing Society, The Newton Art Association, National Art Education Association, Massachusetts Art Education Association and Newton Open Studios.