Art Exhibition at mActivity in East Rock

Before opening the mActivity fitness center in East Rock last February, co-owners Burch Valldejuli and Pablo Perez envisioned a holistic, community-oriented approach to wellness that would go far beyond the offerings of most gyms. This past Sunday, the health club hosted its first official art exhibition, entitled “Pairings,” featuring the work of painters Heidi Coutu and Barbara Hawes, who met […]

Behind the Painting: Dr. Halina Wiczyk’s Parents

Barbara and Stan Wiczyk's lives were an amazing story.

Behind the Painting: Jim’s Parents

This painting is a commission piece based on an old family photograph that belongs to a good friend of mine, Jim Rosenthal.  This particular photo has great sentimental value to Jim, and it captures the moment in 1947, when Eric and Ilse Rosenthal visited Vienna, in allied occupied Kahlenberg, on a plaza overlooking the countryside. One of […]

Portrait unveiling: Master Jeff Brenzel, Yale University

I was proud to present my work at the unveiling of Master Jeff Brenzel at Timothy Dwight College, Yale University, where I resided as a resident fellow with my husband for 6 years. The portrait will hang in the college at Yale for posterity. Here are a few more photos from the event!