Human beings are experts at adjusting and tweaking our subjective world to support our scripts, (or parts in our drama). Many times we are not conscious of our fears and inherited beliefs. The current work meditates the letting go of fear, letting go of attachments that hold us back, ultimately finding love. Looking in is ultimately looking at the whole universe that is in us. (There are no boundary’s here, no beginning and no end.) I take these narratives and create work that progresses from concrete to abstraction. My artwork is a combination of deep organic imagery, archetypal imagery and volitation imagery. All the current paintings are on paper and painted with india ink and possibly watercolor, gouache, and bronze fabric dye. This process is as natural as possible. I most often use nature and poetic narrative for inspiration. These paintings often show reflection both in the literal and emotional sense. in this, they resemble life.
Installation Art, Fine Artist and Graphic Designer / BS in Advertising and Design from the University of Maryland and a MFA from William Patterson University. Paints with india ink, water color, gouache and fabric dye. Enjoys oil paints, drawing, graphic and surface design business. Has taught at the college level. The web site is currently under construction but some design is still on view at sidneyandsam.com. Photographer, Professor, Hiker, Mediator, Animal Lover, Mother, Sister, Daughter, Friend.
Objectives: Using Art to reach people not just where they think, but where they feel engaged and motivated.
Creating art for reflection and awareness.
Artist Internship Montclair, New Jersey Fall 2010
Assisting Fine Artist Siona Benjamin in putting together a solo show. Painting background’s, shading, and cutting out materials. Production of a magazine for a large commissioned project.
MFA William Paterson University, MFA
Boston College of Art, Art Direction
University of Maryland, BS in Advertising and Design
Northern Westchester Center for the Arts & Northern NJ Center for the Arts, Drawing, Painting, and Mixed Media
Art Awards and Exhibitions
Installation, Southern Vermont Art Museum, Permanant Loan
Southern Vermont Art Museum, Art Collectors Juried Show, 2012
Southern Vermont Art Museum, Small Works Juried Show, 2012
Manhattan Graphics Center, Juries Print Show, July 5th — August 31st, 2012
Southern Vermont Art Museum, Fall Open Juried Show, “Paintbrush”, 2011
Solo Exhibition of fine Art, Presbyterian Church of Franklin Lakes, NJ, Art Gallery “Shades of All”, April 2009
Art Directors Club of New Jersey, Certificate of Excellence, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Northern New Jersey Center for the Arts, Juried Show, First Place Digital Art 2006
Northern New Jersey Center for the Arts, Juried Show, First Place Pastel Art, 2008
S.D. Warren Company, The Idea Exchange, Graphic Excellence for Promotional Brochure “Aviation Services” 1992
Mohawk paper company Certificate of Excellence Design 1990
American Society of Media Photographers New Jersey Chapter, Juried Show, 2005, 2006
Art Directors NY, Special Merit 1991 Utilities Consulting Brochure
Art Directors NY, Special Merit 1991 Asset Consulting Brochure
Art Directors NY, Special Achievement 1992 International Pension Brochure
Art Directors NY, Special Achievement 1992 Worldwide Remuneration Brochure|
Art Directors NY, Special Achievement 1992 Med Manager Brochure