VARYA'S ART BIOGRAPHY

SELECTED SOLO AND JOINT SHOWS

 

 * City Gallery,  Charleston SC, (solo)

 * Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston SC, (joint with Roy)

 * Piccolo Spoleto, KKBE, Charleston SC, (solo)

 * Jefferson Common Art Gallery, Philadelphia, (solo)

 * Philadelphia Sketch Club, (solo)

 * Montezinos Gallery, Philadelphia, (three person show)

   Unitarian Universalist Church, Clearwater Fl., (group show) 




 *ART PSYCHOTHERAPIST

 *PUBLISHED FIVE RESEARCH ARTICLES ON ART PSYCHOTHERAPY

 *FOUNDER AND JOINT DIRECTOR, REGIONAL ART SHOW FOR CHILDREN,

  NORTH PINELLAS  COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ILLNESS:

In 1990, I was diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.  At that time I had been painting with acrylic paints. and I became so sensitized to art materials that for years I could do no artwork at all. Even drawing with writing pencils caused a sensitivity reaction.   Over time I became stronger, and was able to use children’s drawing sticks and school watercolors.  Today, after painstaking avoidance of harmful chemicals, I am able to create pictures using Sennelier oil Pastels, Rembrandt colored pencils, guache and, most recently, walnut oil paints. There have been few art shows and work is slow because I can easily be resensitized, but I am emerging from that long dry spell.  Now there is immeasurable joy in being able to do artwork again, expressing my ideas in the vibrant media available to me.

 

 

 

 

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