Artist Bio

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PROFILE

Engaging the viewer in a dance that plays with the boundaries of human existence, Fiona’s art captures the luminous quality of child like purity and cultivates a deep sense of wonder and well being.  Leveraging vibrant color, candid lines, and fertile textures through mixed media painting and ceramic art, she infuses into the experience a sense of freedom, connection, comfort, and well-being.

EXPERIENCE

ARTIST & EDUCATOR — 1999-PRESENT

Exhibitions and permanent art installations across the country, including:

  • The Flat Iron Exchange, solo show; 2017. Bellows Falls, VT.

  • Main Street Arts, Community art show; 2017. Saxtons River, VT.

  • Latchis Art Gallery, juried show; 2017.  Brattleboro, VT

  • Vermont Crafts Council member & open studio; 2017

  • The Gleanery; 2017.  Putney, VT.

  • The General Store; 2017.  Putney, VT.

  • Putney Farmers Market, juried member; 2017. Putney, VT.

  • Putney Craft Tour Open Studio Tour Member; 2016- present. Putney, VT.

  • The Cotton Mill Art and Craft Sale; 2014-2016, Brattleboro VT.

  • Brattleboro Farmers Market, juried member; 2014-2015

  • Gallery in The Woods; 2014-Present, Brattleboro, VT.

  • The Confluence Project, permanent sculpture installation; 2012, White Salmon, WA.

  • Rural Craft Revival featured artist. 2009-2013, Columbia River Gorge.

  • Pop-Up. Lead organizer and participant in local annual artists holiday show. 2010-2011, Hood River, OR.

  • Pacific Unitarian Church, solo exhibit. 2008, Palos Verdes, CA.

  • The Gallery at El Encanto, solo exhibits. 2007-2008, Catalina Island, CA.

  • Community art installation, Middletown Municipal Library, 2003, Middletown, MD

  • Commissioned community ceramic mural, NCTC, US Fish and Wildlife Service, 2004 Shepherdstown, WV

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, ALCHEMY ARTE, PUTNEY, VT—2013-PRESENT

FACILITATOR, ROOT TO RISE- YOGA & ART RETREATS and WORKSHOPS, 2016-PRESENT

ARTIST IN-RESIDENCE, THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, PUTNEY VT-- 2015

CO-FOUNDER, LEAD INSTRUCTOR, GORGE DISCOVERY SCHOOL, HOOD RIVER, OR—2009-2013

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, MOUNT HOOD TOWN HALL COMMUNITY ARTS STUDIO—2009-2013

ARTIST IN-RESIDENCE, GIFTS FROM OUR ANCESTORS--THE CONFLUENCE PROJECT—2011-2012

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, COLUMBIA GORGE ARTS IN EDUCATION—2011

FOUNDING DIRECTOR & LEAD TEACHER, LUNALIGHT STUDIOS, MIDDLETOWN, MD — 2001-2006

ARTS INSTRUCTOR AND LEAD TEACHER, FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS — 1999-2001

 

EDUCATION

The Student Art League, New York, NY- painting/encaustic classes+workshops 2016-present

Hood College, Frederick, MD, USA--Graduate Certificate Program in Ceramics, 2002-2003

McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, USA — Bachelor of Fine Arts, Certified K-12 Arts Instruction, 1995-1999