Painting Updates: My Women in Predicaments Series continues with the Women in Predicaments PROJECT, the new, and most ambitious series to date, which will be exhibited in 2018/2019 at the California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA.

The Good Girls series combines collage, drawing and handwriting, puts forth negative truths as positive realities, illuminating all the things we do to keep us good - and restricted. The Good Girls will be published as an edition of prints and in book format. Each Good Girls image will become a large scale painting.

Film Updates

Blindness has been accepted into the Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner 2018, "Blindness" is also airing on Shorts International (Channel 573 on DirectTV see for times) and available soon on Amazon.

Interview: Blindness Director, Annette Cyr; Interview by the New Current, UK .

Review: Variety: Filmmakers Strive to Raise Awareness of the Disabled in Entertainment by Malina Saval, Associate Editor.

Other recent films include:

  1. "Evangeline", the film poem
  2. "A Poet's Life", a visit to the poet Jane Hirshfield
  3. "My New Look", about the predicaments of a 21st Century artist

I have several feature and mini-series projects in various stages of development, including:

Emerging Struggling to finish her paintings while dealing with arrogant students, her talented, confused son and cranky aging parents, a middle-aged artist confronts her past and future selves in the desperate hope of changing her life before it's too late.

Merian & ME the story of a 21st century artist who aspires to jumpstart her creativity and career by enlisting Maria Sibylla Merian, the 17th century artist/scientist, as her mentor. Merian was among the first to document the metamorphosis of moths and butterflies, and, in 1699, became the first person, man or woman, to travel to the New World specifically to do field research with her goal of documenting the metamorphosis of South American insects.

As a role model, Merian proves to be as hardworking as she is adventurous, and as responsible and financially astute as she is supportive of her family and her art work. Merian is quietly innovative and independent. She functioned successfully and responsibly, albeit largely beyond the usual mores of her time. The story tracks investigations of Merian's life, with my questioning of beliefs, taking new actions and painting my way somewhere new.

Women in Predicaments PROJECT
California Center for the Arts Museum
Escondido, CA
Opening: TBA
Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner
May 14-19, 2018

"Blocking/Supporting", a corner painting from Women in Predicaments IV
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
La Jolla, CA 92037
August 20-30, 2014
Vermont College of Art
Montpelier, Vermont
August 8, 2014
In summer 2013, Evangeline screened at the Haskell Library and Opera House, a unique bi-lingual library and theater which is situated, literally, partly in Canada and partly in Vermont on the international border.

During our August 2012 travels in Quebec, Canada, our short film Evangeline traveled back to the source of the original story, with impromptu screenings in art venues moving audiences to tears. We plan to return deeper in the Acadian territory for future presentations of the French language version.