The dictionary defines “ah” as an expression used to describe delight, relief, regret or contempt. Our everyday world is filled to the brim with objects and people and places that demand nothing more of us than the acknowledgment of their existence. In my work I am trying to show you all the “ah” that I see.
Colleen graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and received her BFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an art educator and has taught in the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of the Arts, and The Mural Arts Program. In 2011-2012, Colleen was the Resident Artist at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, where she now continues to volunteer. She also co-founded A Square Deal (2006-2013) which functioned as a means for artists to expand their exposure using non-traditional venues and making art affordable and accessible, and to demonstrate art as an integral part of everyone’s daily life. In the fall of 2019, Colleen created Critique Day, a monthly opportunity for artists of all levels to present work for constructive feedback from a cross section of invited artists and art professionals.
Colleen’s work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions throughout the tri-state area, including the Da Vinci Art Alliance and The Sketch Club of Philadelphia. She currently resides in a 1918 South Philadelphia modest row home with two cats, and her supportive and loving husband. They are proud empty-nesters of their son Noah, who continues on an inherent creative spirit.