During my travels, I feel drawn to flowers for their vibrant colors, tones and fantastic textures. Going through my photos I realized I took more pictures of flowers than people. Only my museum shots outnumbered them. I have even stopped the car so I could go out and take pictures of some vivid colors that caught my eye along the roadside.
I wanted to tell a story about artists and how we worked and thought and planned before we picked up a brush. My paintings start with one of my photos and devolve into a small painting and then into an abstraction of that painting. They are happy paintings that come out of a difficult time in my life and also in our country's life. I believe that you have to look at the brighter side of things and art will take you there
My background in art is strange. I was told as a third-grader that I could not draw and I took music lessons and I never had an art class. After taking a drawing-one class in a local college at the ripe old age of 52 and then transferring to U Conn where I graduated with a BFA Summa Cum Laude at age 58 and then on to my MFA at Vermont College at 60 years. After school, I reached out to Norwich Arts Gallery and have been a member since then.
Norwich Arts Center
Welcome to the Norwich Arts Center!
The Norwich Arts Center (NAC) was formed originally as the Norwich Arts Council in 1987 by a group of local artists and arts-lovers who were inspired by the region’s cultural possibilities. Our mission is to provide affordable programming in a variety of arts that reflects the area’s rich diversity and deepens arts appreciation.
NAC is an all-volunteer run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in a historic building at 60-64 Broadway in downtown Norwich CT. We have two galleries on the first floor, offices on the second floor, and the 100-seat Donald L. Oat Theater on the third floor.
Look at our Event Page for a list of upcoming events. If you'd like to purchase tickets, book a performance, rent our theater or gallery or are just looking for general information, you can contact us at 860-887-2789 or email us at email@example.com
It takes many hands and significant funds to run our programs and care for our facility. We thank and acknowledge the generous contributions of our Board, volunteers, members, artists and performers, Friends of NAC, sponsors, granting organizations and community supporters. To say we couldn’t do it without them couldn’t be more obvious.
We welcome your support, whether through membership, financial gifting and sponsorships, volunteerism, or serving on a committee. The committees, comprised entirely of volunteers, include:
NAC Artists’ Cooperative
Finance and Strategic Planning