Holding an MFA in Illustration from Syracuse University, Roxie has worked as both fine artist and visual arts educator for more than four decades. Current work explores the fragmentary nature of memory and emotion, and how it innately functions as metaphor, inspiration, and raw material for making art.
Known also for her unique approach to the etching process, Roxie became the recipient of two memorial awards from the National Association of Women Artists in 2004 and 2005. She has also been recognized by inclusion in the Smithsonian Institute Archives of American Art for her greeting card design. Prints and paintings have been shown widely in both national and local juried competitions, as well as in galleries of the Mid-Hudson Valley and metropolitan area.
Roxie continues to work and write out of her studio in Hyde Park, New York.
“As an artist I feel an on-going need for change and have found the transition from etching to painting both challenging and liberating. I am fascinated with surface, even more so the treasure that lies beneath. Textural and intimate with an organic feel, painting connects me with the worlds of both matter and spirit, and serves as a channel through which I find meaning and balance in life.”