New Life, New Art

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A year of changes.

In 2017 I got married and my husband and I sold both our houses and bought a new house on the northern end of the Jersey Shore.

This is a peek at my new studio.





We took a honeymoon voyage with our boat Picture Perfect over 500 miles north on the Intracoastal Waterway to bring the boat home. This was my first exposure to life on the water.



We made the boat our home for the two months we were between houses. After we were moved in to the new house, we started to move the boat south again for the winter.

A stretch of uncharacteristically cold weather during our southern migration on the Intracoastal gave me the opportunity to capture some of my observations of the maritime life in pencil studies. My curiosity has been piqued by my surroundings. I have relationships with new creatures. I notice the patterns made by water and schools of fish, the sunlit whites of neighboring boats and coiled ropes, and the beauty in portholes and pilings.

I  am starting to use these studies to create incised collages on wood. There is still plenty to discover. What is the local market for art? How will the subject matter affect my working methods? Is the art community here supportive and encouraging? It's a whole new exciting world.