Don’t Let the Blues Get to You, 14 x 16 inches, pastel on paper.
MANY of her pieces have personal stories attached to them. They might not always be obvious to the
viewer, but the story is still there visually for observers to interpret in whatever way they need to.
This is most obvious in her award-winning painting of aqua coffee cups, “Don’t Let the Blues Get to
You.” There’s not much in the frame other than cups heating on an espresso machine, but the way the
light catches the somber blue says so much more.
If Greenberg could go back in time and talk to the young, self-conscious version of herself, she
would have this to say: “You have this really special God-given gift. You are so special. Don’t listen to the high school mean
girls, because they’re gonna be 60 and fat, and you will still be painting.”
Greenberg and her husband moved from New England to North Carolina where she has found a welcoming art culture
and a community of pastel painters. When she is not painting in her studio she might be teaching at the Cameron Art
Museum, or more recently teaching via video conference.
WBM september 2020