The Art Market Gallery is a cooperative of more than sixty East Tennessee artists dedicated to providing a vibrant marketplace for original art and fine crafts. We are located in the heart of downtown Knoxville with convenient parking on Gay Street, State Street Parking Garage and Market Square Parking Garage.
My journey into the world of art began at the University of Wisconsin where credits in ceramics and painting were required for a degree in Occupational Therapy. Harvey Littleton, a well known potter, introduced me to clay and the potter’s wheel.
Work in ceramics was deferred during graduate work in Speech Pathology at Northwestern University and raising three children. It was not until retirement that I returned to ceramics at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland under the guidance of Joe Montana and Inyun Han Lee.
Serious study in painting began after the move to Knoxville and took the form of workshops/classes including work with Victoria Lenne, Mary Todd Beam and Linda French.
In 1997 I was juried into the Art Market Gallery for ceramics and later for mixed media/painting.
Recently, my journey has taken a giant leap into outer space and the galaxies captured by the Hubble Telescope. With acrylic paint and other media, I attempt interpretation of the nebulae painted by gas and dust many thousands of light years away.
Be it clay or paint, I am driven to explore and extend the possibilities of the media I am using, at times combining them to achieve a creative statement.
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