“…each of us has his private, unrecognized, rudimentary, yet secretly potent pantheon of dreams. The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast, stand this afternoon on the corner of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change.” Joseph Campbell

Artist Statement

The power and importance of imagination, how it shapes and molds us through fables, fairytales and legends, mythological and religious stories and exist, simultaneously, with our everyday reality is what fascinates me and fuels my work. My figurative narrative juxtaposes 2-D and 3-D imagery, to reflect these layers of reality and attempts to anchor the impressions in a faithful portrayal of color, form and light. 

Solo Exhibitions

      2015    Simie Maryles Gallery, Provincetown : A Stand for Beauty
      2014    Concord Library Art Gallery, Concord : In Dreams Awake
      2008    The Historic Santa Fe Foundation : Decorate Me - the tattooed body
      2007    The Historic Santa Fe Foundation : Movement and Time
      2006    The Historic Santa Fe Foundation : New Work

 Group Shows

2019 Haynes Galleries, Franklin, TN. The Magic of Realism
2019 RJD Gallery. Gifts She’ll Love : Irresistible Artwork for Mother’s
2019 RJD Gallery. Spring Ahead
2019 RJD Gallery. Artful Companions
2018 RJD Gallery. Kiss and Tell 
2018 RJD Gallery. Women Painting Women | Men Painting Men: Voices
with Vision

2017    RJD Gallery. Women PaintingWomen : A Voice with Vision
      2017    Pop Gallery. POP Femme : Sugar Coated Strange
      2017    Concord Arts Association: Member's Juried Show by Joanna Fink
      2017    Francesca Fine Art, Lexington : 32nd Annual Portrait Show
      2016    Concord Arts, Concord : 17th Annual Juried Roddy Show
      2016    Three Stones Gallery : Both Sides Now: Inner and Outer Landscapes
      2016    Fitchburg Art Museum : 81st Regional Arts Show
      2016    Francesca Fine Art, Lexington : 31st Annual Portrait Show
      2015    Concord Arts Association, Concord : 16th Annual Juried Roddy Show
      2015    Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston : The Salon Show                         Ÿ   
      2015    Concord : 5th Annual Open House Tour
      2015    NOA Gallery, Groton : Group Show                                
      2014    Milton Art Museum, Canton : Third Annual Juried Competition
      2014    Simie Maryles Gallery, Provincetown : Group Show                   Ÿ   
      2014    Concord Arts Association, Concord : Members Juried 2                 Ÿ   
      2014    Albright Art Gallery, Concord : Group Show
      2013    Hempstead House, Sands Point : ­Designers Showhouse : Bloomsbury
      2013    Albright Art Gallery, Concord : Group Show    
      2012    Eggman and Walrus Gallery, Santa Fe : Group Show
      2011     Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe : Faculty Show
      2010    La Posada Hotel, Santa Fe : Group Show                         Ÿ   
      2010    Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe : Faculty Show      
      2009    La Posada Hotel, Santa Fe : Group Show                         Ÿ   
      2009    Art Gallery, Santa Fe : Group Show                         Ÿ   
      2009    Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe : Faculty Show
      2009    ASID Greystone Mansion, L.A. : Designers Showcase                          
  2006    The Historic Santa Fe Foundation: Artist’s in Residence Group Show
      2004    Jonathan Ferrera Gallery, New Orleans : No Dead Artists
      2004    New York Academy of Figurative Art : Graduate Show
      2003    Sotheby’s, New York : Take Home a Nude      
      2000    Walden Gallery, New York : New Work
      1999     Recycling Art Show, Santa Fe : Juried. Ist place Ÿ   
      1999     Nassan-Williams Gallery, N.M.      
      1998     Nassan-Williams Gallery, N.M. 
   1996-1997   Ab-Ovo Gallery. N.M.   
   1994-1995   Humana Gallery, N.M.   
      1993     The Black Sheep Gallery. Brighton, U.K .       
      1992     Bear Cave Gallery, Brighton, U.K. 
      1991      Diva, Devon : Local Artists

Press and Publications

        2019 American Art Collector : The Magic of Realism
2018 American Art Collector : Earthly Delights by Rochelle Belsito
2018    American Art Collector, Feb edition
         2018    American Art Collector, March edition
         2016    Worcester Telegram : June edition            
         2015    The Umbrella Arts : Artist Spotlight, Bryony Bensly, by K.Paananen.
         2015    The Concord Journal : March 12        
         2014    Artscope Magazine, M.A                         Ÿ    
         2014    Spirituality and Health Magazine : Mudra, May online edition
         2011     The Santa Fean Magazine, Santa Fe : To Protect and Preserve by
                   Devon Jackson, Feb/ March edition Ÿ    
         2011     The Santa Fean Magazine : The Art Issue by Devon Jackson,
                    June/July edition        
        2008     TREND Magazine, Santa Fe        
        2006     THE Magazine, Santa Fe        
        2004     Gambit Weekly, New Orleans : No Dead Artists

        2019. ARC Art Renewal Center’s 14th International Salon Competition :
Haynes Galleries Award.
2019 The Bennett Prize : Honorable mention.
2016      Fitchburg Museum : Regional Show Popular PrizeŸ     
                    The Saara Parker Painting Prize
                    Peter McCollum Prize
        2014      The Milton Art Museum : 3rd Annual Juried Competition.
Honorable mention. Juror : Kaveh Mojtabai : Artscope Magazine
  2006-2009    ŸHistoric Santa Fe Foundation, El Zaguan : Artist in Residence

                    IGOR International Guild of Realism