Before + Now
While growing up in Poughkeepsie, New York, I spent a lot of free time studying classical piano and writing bad poetry; fortunately, only piano stayed with me. Visual art became truly compelling much later, and had to fit in with a 23-year freelance book-editing business and 12 years in the chaotic, never-a-dull-moment funky antiques world. Both endeavors figure heavily in my art today. I also owe much to Maine artist Marylin Quint-Rose, who in 1988 opened my eyes in new ways to abstraction and has always been exceptionally generous with her insights and time.
Philip Weyenberg and I met at a Maine art meeting in 1989 and married in 1992. For a long time we lived in Westbrook and then in Old Orchard Beach, where he created studios that held not only all our messy art doings but also our “new” and much-loved 1989 Baldwin L grand piano. We now live and work in South Portland, Maine.