I was born and have lived all my life in Western Massachusetts. I have always been a creative soul, I think it is the Aquarian in me. I started my love of fiber as a small child and learned from my mother and grandmother how to knit at age seven. I was fascinated at how a twist or pull of yarn coupled with a front or back swoop of a knitting needle created a whole new texture and design. I still love it, and so across the years I’ve gifted many sweaters, hats, mittens and gloves to friends, relatives and grand children.
My highest level of education is an MBA from American International College. I was an IT professional in the insurance industry for over 30 years.I enjoy learning new things and this trait served me well as my career saw punch cards come and go along with the desktop, laptop, internet, cell phones, Zoom and the ever popular iPad.
When I retired, I started taking a Watercolor class at the South Hadley Senior Center, with Tina Addison. My art is a product of this class along with some YouTube classes I have attended. I love the fluid dance between water and paint on paper. The result is not always what I envisioned in my head, so I step away, let it dry, and then add to it, and add to it again. I keep learning…..
The Membership at Quabbin Art Association is comprised of established and emerging artists and art patrons who play an essential role in our mission. Currently in its sixth year, our Membership is an extension of our growing network. We are proud to provide an online gallery of Members artwork.
Interested in showcasing your art with Quabbin Art Association? All of our members are invited to enjoy the benefit of an online member gallery page including up to six artwork pieces, credentials, artist bio/statement and contact information.
To join our group, or retain your membership, you must pay annual membership dues of $25 for the calendar year September-June. Please make check payable to Quabbin Art Association, P.O. Box 216, Belchertown, MA 01007.
Download, complete and print the Membership Application Form (PDF) for membership renewal or to become a new member.
If you prefer to sign-up in person, Membership Application Forms are available at Quabbin Art Association meetings and events.
All members must be current in dues to participate in any QAA exhibition, on the website, or have their artwork featured in our marketing communications.