Being an artist affords me the time to reflect and engage with my surroundings - getting lost in the details and moments that otherwise pass by quickly. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master's degrees at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. I have been fortunate that my passion for art-making has also been my career for over 30 years as an art educator; working in schools around the world. One of my greatest joys has been to share my passion with young art scholars. And there is time for me to focus on my painting when I travel to places near and far, paintbox and easel in tow, searching for inspiration. Those sojourns have taken me to over 40 countries around the world. I am one lucky artist!
I can't help but share this image of me Plein Aire painting on Monhegan Island. Here I am taking a break on the rocks at Lobster Cove. In the background is Jamie Wyeth's home. I was lucky to see him one day at the local store on the island.
Color... More than any other element, color has a direct and immediate effect on us, on the emotional, intellectual, and psychological level. I'm drawn to the interplay of color, form and light found in nature. My work is an attempt to manipulate these three elements to create exaggerations and impressions of natural forms I have directly observed.
Artists that inspire me include Hans Hoffmann, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper, VanGogh, and the still life painters from the 15th century.
As a painter, I work with oils on canvas and panels using brushes and palette knife. When traveling, I especially enjoy painting en plein air, on-site in the environment! This way of working is exhilarating!
I also make lino-prints, and enjoy this printmaking process, particularly challenging the more colors I create within a print!
Currently my original painting "Lake Portal II" was chosen for exhibition at the Palm Beach International Airport Art Gallery from November 13, 2023 - May 13, 2024. In 2022 several of my paintings were chosen for exhibition at the International Palm Beach Show, in Palm Beach Florida.
My work has been exhibited at the Boston Architectural Center, Cacace Fine Art in Delray Beach, FL, the Anthony Newely Gallery in Boca Raton, FL, and the Palm Beach Art and Design Showroom in Lake Worth FL.
Publications include the Still Point Arts Quarterly, Summer 2022 and The Boston Globe, as well as online e-"zines".
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Original oil paintings are made with high-quality oil paints on stretched 1.5" gallery wrap canvas or panel. I extend the painting onto the side of the canvas in case you prefer not to frame the original.
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