Q. Why make art?
A. Because it is essential to my well being.
Q. What is my subject matter?
A. The world I live in and my response to it.
Q. What is my focus?
A. This is a tough one!
My work changes - it is realistic - it is abstract. My mediums also change as I draw, print, paint and sculpt. However, this "lack of focus" in my art is not unlike the many directions my life takes as I involve myself with family, meaningful relationships, fun, and art. I believe that the layering of images and process adds depth and dimension to my art work in much the same way as the layering of emotions and experiences of daily life add richness and meaning to our lives.
Q. Is there continuity in my work?
Mortality and immortality constantly factor in my work. The theme of renewal and passageway occurs again and again. . What begins with "realism" eventually evolves into something I have never seen before. I am drawn to antiquity - it gives me a sense of self - and spiritual consolation
It has taken me a long time to trust my intuitive feelings to guide me but I no longer worry what the completed piece will look like. Even when I am tearing and scraping, piling on paint and taking it away, harmony and order struggle to prevail in my search for beauty and meaning in an imperfect world.
I title my work when I am finished– because it is only then that I know what it is about.
TUSCAN SCULPTURE ON EXHIBIT
A four credit course entitled “Drawing and Sculpture: a Study of Form” was a first for Merrimack College. Professor Marco Di Piazza, was our instructor and guide. An international artist and sculptor, he was born in San Gimignano, and exhibits in galleries and studios in Italy and Germany.
An exhibition at the end of our stay in Italy - showcasing the drawings and sculpture worked on during this period was attended by city and village dignitaries – the people of San Gimignano - and the benefactors of the Convento Sant’ Agostino where we lived, dined, and worked. It was the first exhibit of its kind for Merrimack College in San Gimignano.
One of my sculptures, Medieval Knight, created during this time, was inspired by a three day Medieval Festival that took place while we were there.
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Workshops with recognized national artists including:
My work has been widely shown in the New England area including:
Workshops abroad include a five week summer session at
A recipient of numerous awards, I have been featured on the cover of “ARTSaroundBOSTON”
An active member of several area art associations, I am also a member of
My work has been included in national and international juried shows
and in private and business collections in the United States, Canada, and Italy.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
“CREATING LAYERED ART” ART BEAT OF THE VALLEY
“ARTIST OPEN STUDIO EVENT” THE HAVERHILL GAZETTE NOVEMBER 2005
“INSERO’S ART INSPIRED BY LIFE” THE HAVERHILL GAZETTE
“ARTISTS GROWING ARTISTS” THE HAVERHILL GAZETTE MARCH, 2004
‘SPIRITED ENERGY’ UNLEASHED WITH EXACTING ARTISTRY
“SPIRITED ENERGY” EAGLE TRIBUNE 2004
“FIRE IN THE HEART: THE CREATIVE SPIRIT SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART
“ABSTRACTION: A WAY OF SEEING”
“ARTISTS TEACH STUDENTS FROM HOME”
“INSERO IS SPEAKER AT BREAKFAST EXCHANGE” THE HAVERHILL GAZETTE 1999
“CHILDREN INSPIRE INSERO” THE HAVERHILL GAZETTE CARY THORNELL 1999
“YOUNG ARTISTS TO SHOW AT LIBRARY” EAGLE TRIBUNE MAY, 1999
“PALLETTE PICK OF THE MONTH”…ELAINE INSERO
“LOCAL NEWS” EAGLE TRIBUNE May, 1998
“AUCTION SLATED TO RAISE MONEY FOR ARTS FUND” HAVERHILL GAZETTE MAY/ 97
“CIAO! ITALIA” PLEIADES A MAGAZINE OF THE ARTS NORTH OF BOSTON
“PERSONALITY PROFILE” HAVERHILL GAZETTE NOV, 18, 1995
“EXCELLENT EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS ITALIAN CULTURE” NECCO OBSERVER 11/10/95
“NOW THAT’S ITALIAN” JOHN C. LOCKWOOD
“NECCO HONORS ITALIAN HERITAGE” TODD A. PRUSSMAN
“NECCO HOSTS CIAO! ITALIA” NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS NOV 2, 1995
“CIAO! ITALIA” JUDY WAKEFIELD THE EAGLE TRIBUNE OCTOBER 27, 1995
“ART AUCTION” HAVERHILL GAZETTE MAY 1, 1995
“CRAFTERS TO MEET” HAVERHILL GAZETTE APRIL 10, 1995
“ARTISTS ALREADY MAKING PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER CELEBRATION”
“ART LEAGUE MEMBER SHOW OFFERS ART TO GIVE AND RECEIVE”
“LOCAL ARTISTS BRING GALLERY TO LIFE” GIANNINA MARIE
“OUTDOOR ART SHOW SATURDAY” HAVERHILL GAZETTE JULY 6,1994
“GROUP PREPARING FOR ART FESTIVAL” EAGLE TRIBUNE JUNE 23, 1994
“ART SHOW PLANNING” THE EAGLE TRIBUNE JULY 9, 1993
“DESIGNING A SHOW” EAGLE TRIBUNE JULY 9, 1992
“MONTSERRAT ALUMNI SHOW DEFT TOUCH”
“QUARTLY HOUR CELEBRITY SHOW”
“VISIT TO ITALY INSPIRED ARTIST”
“VIAGGO NELLA (FABBRICA) DELLE NOTIZIE”
“SOUNDS OF SUMMER ALSO INVOLVES SENSE OF SIGHT"