I graduated from Clark University in l967, did graduate work in psychology at NYU 'til l970, and then...discovered my artistic soul. After classes at Greenwich House Pottery in Manhattan, I moved to San Francisco to pursue an alternative life style as a potter. Always the pragmatist, and tired of artistic poverty, I became founder and president of Pottery by Levine in l980. The company grew successfully til 1994 when it was (joyfully) sold.
In my second artistic life as a welder, I reinterpreted my love of color and design to a steel medium. I balanced function, artistry, and practicality - to bring a feminine touch to a more traditionally male medium. Most of my work was fabricated from sheet steel, then painted in artist’s oils. I had a wonderful time and enjoyed my success.
And now, I am in my third artistic life as a painter. Still trying to work outside the box, I am drawn heavily to texture and started playing with plaster on my canvas, as well as any other material to give me the feeling I was looking for in my work.
I gravitate towards abstract design. I look for something unpredictable to slightly jar the vision and then try to find a successful resolution using color and space.
I once heard someone say that old artists never die, they just change mediums. I took that to heart and am enjoying transferring all that I learned in pottery and steel to yet another way to express myself.