My painting surfaces continue to be textural and gritty, featuring layered colors. Oil and, sometimes, cold wax on stretched linen or canvas have been my preferred mediums but I enjoy experimenting. I have begun working with textiles not commonly used for oil-painting, such as cheese cloth, sack cloth, burlap, etc. My techniques have included collage and applique as well as layering of oil paint and fabric to create textural effects. My practice has grown to include such items as rigid panels, printing tools and acrylic paint. In December I attended a residency program offered by Theresa Girard (Rhode Island and Florida) at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA), New Smyrna Beach, Florida. While there, I produced a group of eleven small paintings on handcrafted squares of household and garment linens. I am presently working on a third generation of these small works to exhibit in the South Coast Artists’ Tour in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.