Fall Retreat
20"H X 40"W
- Watercolor

dear art afficianados
     I am a "MYTHOMANIAC", constantly telling and writing stories and, constantly visualizing them in my paintings. "Fall Retreat" is one of my "myths".

It was just a little house high on a hill that had been deserted a long time ago. The weeds had overtaken the garden and climbed all over the outside of the house; probably on the inside as well. It held a fascination for her. Every year she would come to this area, first with her parents, then with her girlfriends, then with her husband, then with her husband and children, and now, once again, alone. She always walked from her cabin, miles away to see if the house was still there; and had it changed? It was a fascination for her. She saw the house change along with her life. Everything grew old and shabby without care and maintenance.

The house was a perfect example of the changes of life. Marcy never tried to make contact with what the inside held. She was a little timid, and now that so much time had passed and it was so obviously deserted, she figured it would be O.K. to try to open the door and see what the insides looked like. She trudged up the hill. The windows were so filthy she couldn’t see anything inside. She walked slowly around and around the house; walked to the front door, tried the handle, but just couldn't bring herself to push and open. With a sigh she stepped back and whispered, "Let it be", and turned away. Next year she would return, and again come to this area, "just to see if it was still there".

awards   selected exhibitions
2010 Showcase Winner - Artslant Showcase Online Competition.

2010 Finalist
- "Make Love Not War" - Artscenetoday.com Online Painting Competition.

2010 Special Recognition Award for "Succulents" - 12th Annual All Media Juried Online Int'l. Art Exhibition-Chosen from 300 entries - Juried by Laurence Bradshow/ Curator/Professor of Art
2010 May/June - Yearbook 2010 and Exhibition - Juried by Gustavo Alfonso Coletti, Poet/Writer/Director "Arte Y Culture" Magazine - Latino Art Museum - Pomona, CA.

2010 Feb/March - "Reaching Inside" - Online Exhibition - Lark Gallery

2010 Feb/March - "Geometric Abstraction" - Still Point Gallery - Online Exhibition Juried by Christine Brooks Cote/Gallery Director

2010 Feb/March - "St. John's Digital Artwall - St. John's Hospital - Santa Monica. Ca. http://stjohnsartwall.com/gallery - or http://stjohnsartwall.com/share.php?Id=360 Juried by Maria Koosed/Curator & Culver City Arts Commissioner.

2010 Feb/March. - "Make Love Not War" - Art Scene Today Online Competition - Juried By Margaret Weber/Curator/Printmaker.

2010 Feb/January 2011 - 11th Annual Realism Juried Online Int'l. Art Exhibition"- Juried by Laurence Bradshaw/Art Professor - Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha.
group exhibitions
2010 March - Art Liaison - A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery - N.Y., N.Y.

2010 February/March - "Erotic Exotica" - New Puppy Gallery - L.A., CA.

2010 February - Art/Music Inspired By Love - Lark Gallery - Long Beach, CA

2010 January/Feb. - "Paris/America" - Americas Museum - Doral, Fl.

"Work is my joy...work is my therapy. I don't know anybody who loves to work as much as I do."
- Robert Rauchenberg

artist statement
I create art because I must.
It is a necessary extension of my life.
It identifies and substantiates my existence.
It is my profile and my legacy.
I want to intrigue and entertain.
I want to initiate wonder and questions.
I want to communicate my thoughts, dreams and desires.
Most of all, I want to be
. - Ione Citrin
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