Although art and creative activities have always been a part of my life, it was years before I felt ready to dedicate myself to painting and call myself an artist. Since then I have tried to make up for lost time.
I began to paint seriously when I moved to central New Jersey 20 years ago. Coming from a more urban environment, I responded strongly to the beauty in this part of New Jersey. This has made me appreciate the beauty of nature everywhere I travel. Landscapes are a favorite subject.
I work in oils and pastels because they allow for great intensity of color. In general, my work is representational. My aim is to create paintings that not only entertain the eye but that also make an emotional connection with the viewer.
Over the past 20 years I have been fortunate to study with and learn from talented and generous artists locally and at workshops across the country.
Lambertville/Bucks County: Ken McIndoe, Stephen Kennedy, Bob Beck,
Ty Hodanish, Micheal Madigan, Katherine Stiles Cogan, and Abby Ryan
Around the country: Mary Anna Goetz, Sherrie McGraw, Richard McDaniel, and Stan Sperlak
2004 Solo Show, Jonathan Edwards Winery, N. Stonington, CT
2008 Breast Cancer Survivors Exhibition, Atlanticare, Atlantic City, NJ (juried show)
2009 Artsbridge 15th Annual Juried Show
2013 West Windsor Arts Center Off the Wall Art Exhibit (juried show)
2014 Artists of Yardley 3rd Annual Juried Show
2015 The Trenton Museum Trustees (Ellerslie) Invitational Show and Sale (juried show)
2015 Artists of Yardley Local Color Art Show (juried show)
2015 West Windsor Arts Center Off the Wall Art Exhibit (juried show)
2016 D&R Greenway Trust Juried Art Exhibit: Farms, Barns, and Bridges
2016 West Windsor Arts Center Off the Wall Art Exhibit (juried show)