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NAVIGATING THE PANDEMIC: Stories of Hope & Resilience, 2021 An anthology written during and about the grief, loss and trauma we all experienced during the pandemic and ideas for how to cope. Available from your local bookstore or Amazom.

GOODNIGHT SPENCERPORT - written & published for the Ogden Bicentennial/Spencerport Sesquicentenniall

September 2017   Available from the author

PINK -ON-PINK: Writing My Way Through Breast Cancer  A compilation of my experience with stage 3 triple negative breast cancer, treatment & recovery in stories, poems and pictures. 2010

Available through Amazon

NO OARS A CD of the original song composed and performed by Ithaca singer/songwriter Joe Crookston, inspired by my poem of the same name. The CD also includes original spoken word selections related to my breast cancer journey by Maureen Rich and the author.. 

Available from the author

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THANK YOU so many people who have helped make these works of art possible by contributing materials,
expertise, advice and inspiration. 

Bergen Water Gardens
Stutzman's Guitar Center
The Frame Shop/
Gail Bauerschmidt
Ben Heeks

Gloria Osborne
Michelle Sunday
Gary & Nancy Tebo
Jonna Wing
Amanda Dunsmore
Trevor Radomski
Don Werth

Areas of Expertise


I have been a “hobbyist artist” my entire life, dabbling in drawing, painting, clay, mixed media/collage pieces.

Twenty years ago, I became obsessed with smooth seashell fragments that I collected in the Outer Banks. I, and my dear friend, Toni Radomski created Two Grannies Jewelry. Our work was shown and sold in NY, FL NC and VA.

Currently, I am working with dried catalpa, lotus and peony pods and other natural materials to create three-dimensional mixed media/assemblage hanging and free-standing art.


I have been invited to show my work in 2024 at:

The 1570 Gallery,

1570 East Ave. Rochester, NY

February 20 - March 29

MultiUse Community & Cultural Center  142 Atlantic Ave. Rochester, NY

July 1 - August 31


VIEW Arts Center

3273 State Route 28

Old Forge, NY

July 27 - September 22


I am a member of Rochester Contemporary Art Center (Rochester, NY) and View Art Center (Old Forge, NY). My husband, Don, provides all the technical support needed to enable me to successfully create the pieces I envision! I have donated work to several fundraisers for the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. 

Freelance writing

I have decades of experience in writing feature stories, children's books and stories, poetry, corporate annual reports and newsletters. I have also created and presented numerous retreat programs, marketing campaigns, and training materials.


I am always interested in discussing new and challenging creative projects.

Visual Art

I am also a teacher and practitioner of stone stacking. I practice stone stacking everywhere I travel and have taught it to my grandchildren and to young people and adults at two summer fitness festivals. I believe it is a way to connect with nature in an almost spiritual way, as you are still and focused on finding the balance points between objects. For me, stone stacking has a very "zen-like" quality and can be practiced in ways that are totally respectful and harmonious with nature. I have a children's book about stone stacking in development.

Like the sun and moon, stars, tides and seasons, women exhibit the ability to change, to rise up, to re-create themselves. Whether she rises through her connection with a Higher Power or by stirring the pot of her own energies and desires, the WOMAN RISING Series celebrates moments of triumph, success and survival represented by the natural elements of calcium (shell), wood & freshwater pearl.

Each pin is wearable art and can be framed or worn.

They are sold exclusively at

The Creator's Hands, 

1311 Mt. Hope Ave. in Rochester, NY

My Approach
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