Title: The First Billboard
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 34" x 48"
For the last twenty years Culbertson's work has involved antithetical facets of the natural world; its celebration and its possible end. Since she visualizes nature as "industrialized" in the twenty-first century, her painting method includes metallic powders, silver paints, and mixed media.
Culbertson states, "One sheet of drawing paper may actually weigh only 3 grams. Add charcoal, pastel, acrylic paint, ink or pencil and the weight increases. The paper now holds information, memory, imagination. Paper, a fragile substance, is capable of carrying all of this weight."
Culbertson has had nineteen solo exhibitions, four of which were in New York City. She has won a Creative Artists Public Service Graphics Award and several purchase awards. She has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries. Culbertson's paintings are in several museum collections including: The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY; St. Petersburg Museum of Art, St. Petersburg, FL; Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY; Islip Museum, East Islip, NY; State Museum of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA; and Hoyt Museum of Art, New Castle, PA.