The College of New Rochelle (Fine Arts)
I am a mature, accomplished, practicing artist and photographer. I exhibit at local and national galleries, and am a winner of a BRIO Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts for drawing, painting and artists'book. I also curate exhibitions of art and memorabilia.
My professional career began with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts and Photography; I taught art at a NYC high school, both as a teacher and as Department Chair. Later I became a counselor at Parsons School of Design, a recruiter, and a member of their admissions committee. Afterwards I began Career Access, Inc. and developed programs for students and adults to help them achieve more promising careers. This led to teaching career development at two CUNY schools, and at the NYC Board of Education; working with both students and teachers.
Later in my career I opened Design Media Marketing Communications; specializing in graphic design, copy writing and the production of audio and video tapes, publicity, marketing and training materials for Fortune 500 and small businesses. This led to positions as Director of Communications for both the NY State Division of Housing, and later at the Y.W.C.A. Corporate Headquarters.
I like helping people learn what is important to them; and love it when they succeed with my help. My practice is to first get acquainted with my students; and to determine what they need, how they learn best, and what they hope to accomplish with my help. In addition to the subject matter, these issues are written down and used later to evaluate their progress. As we move forward I help my students identify their weaknessess and their strengths, and make suggestions (and sometimes give them homework) that will help them learn and retain knowledge more effectively. I believe that we are partners in the process, and treat my students with respect, humor, and real caring for their success. I am a mature, accomplished, practicing artist and photographer. I exhibit at local and national galleries, and am a winner of a BRIO Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts for drawing, painting and artists'book. I also curate exhibitions of art and memorabilia.
My professional career began with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts and Photography;
Photoshop is the primary tool for my 30-year artistic practice creating photo-based collage work.
I possess a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College of New Rochelle; majoring in painting and photography.
My experience with Photoshop has also been in the following capacities: as art teacher and instructor, as a graphic designer and marketing communications director for a wide range of organizations and commercial clients.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts (B.F.A.) from the College of New Rochelle. As a former art teacher and department chair, I have taught drawing to many students in foundation courses.
As a practicing artist, I have exhibited large scale drawings on life-sized canvases and works on paper. In 2000 I won the BRIO Award for Drawing, Painting and Artist's Book from the Bronx Council on the Arts.
I studied graphic design at Parsons School of Design, in the Continuing Education Department. I have been a graphic designer with my own design business for 15 years.
I have a B.F.A. in Fine Arts, and am a former art teacher and Department Chairperson.
At the College of New Rochelle, I majored in Fine Arts, and Photography.
I have been a freelance photographer for over 25 years. Currently, I also incorporate my original photo-based images into my fine art works on paper.
I have taken photographs to accompany print feature and publicity articles for Design Media Marketing Communications clients, the YWCA of the USA,and other organizations.
My photographic work has been exhibited at galleries throughout the U.S. Recently, I had several of my photographic images in an exhibition on the largest billboard in Times Square.
As a former educator I have had to speak in front of students of every age group; from 4-54. I have given speeches in a variety of settings, and to various audiences on a wide range of topics from art, to a homily on "Real Love" in St. Aloysius R.C. Church in New York City.
As a guest speaker at the Black Women in Higher Education Conference in Albany, New York, in the 80's I spoke on the topic of Career Development for Young People.
As an invited guest speaker on the Penny Pinkser Radio Show, on WOR, I gave advice to her listening audience on the steps to getting a rewarding career.
I am qualified to tutor in writing because I am an educator, and a published writer.
For 20 years, I owned a successful marketing communications and public relations consulting firm; writing publicity and informational articles for clients in education, non-profit organizations, Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, small businesses and more.
Additionally, I served as the Director of Communications for the N.Y. State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, and at the Y.W.C.A. of the U.S.A. (National Office); overseeing the communications of the Executive Director, and over 13 YWCA affiliate organizations.