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IHZ Abstracts


My story

After 35 years in education, I've discovered my love for abstract art especially mixed media.  Opportunities arose to study virtually with artists from Australia, Sweden, England, Germany and Canada.  I love the mixture of collage and paint and am conscious to use recycled materials whenever possible in my work. My work not only reflects the sign of the times but hopefully will offer the person viewing their own interpretation of what they see.




Series Works on Display


The "Twofers" series reflects the notion of two paintings in one.  A small collage made of recycled and handmade paper is created and then integrated into a larger canvas.  The piece can then be presented and interpreted in several ways by shifting the painting.


Moon Series

The Moon series evolved during the pandemic as a way to depict calmness during a chaotic time while bringing hope for a better tomorrow.  The paintings in this series consist of acrylic inks, paints and recycled palette pieces.


Whimsical Towns

The Whimsical Towns series developed over my love of travel.  Depicted are my interpretations of towns and villages that I have and want to visit.  The paintings again incorporate recycled and handmade paper along with acrylic inks and paints.


Mystical Sisters

The Mystical Sisters series aims to celebrate women through multiple viewpoints and situations. The work primarily is on canvas using collage , acrylic inks and paints.


Experimental Abstracts

These are a series of paintings combining a variety of techniques that I've learned from the various artists I've encountered.  I've experimented with watercolor techniques combining them with collage, handmade paper and acrylic inks to name a few.



The "Scapes" series of paintings emerged because of the abundant amount of collage fodder and materials that I had accumulated over time. Conscious of my goal to be enviormentally responsible, I have used various remnants of collage paper, both created and handmade by other artists, fabrics and publications in these paintings. 

A true mixed media experience, the "scapes" also include acrylic paints and inks, watercolors, gel pens along with other mediums.

Each one is unique and tells its own story.

Various sizes, colors and subject matter available.

Inquire through email.


Upcoming Shows 2023....

June 10th & 11th

Celebrate West Hartford

West Hartford Center, West Hartford , Ct

July 1st - August 26th

Exhibition & Sale

Wethersfield Public Library

Wethersfield CT

September 16th & 17th

West Hartford Art League

West Hartford,Ct

October 7th

Old Wethersfield Arts and Craft Show

Wethersfield , Ct

October 21st

ARToberFEST 2023

Elm St

Westfield, Mass

November 11 & 12

Craft Festival for MATH

St. Peter Claver Church

West Hartford, Ct

More to come...

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Contact Me

Commissions available upon request.

If you have any questions regarding my work - don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thanks for submitting!

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