Oil Painter, Plein Air and Still Life's
Travel has been the primary inspiration for my paintings. My work conveys the various moods of nature reduced to the simplest visual statements of form, light and space. Viewers experience the atmosphere, time of day, and feelings of place. The paintings are done initially from observation en plein air.
The studio work is inspired by the outdoor paintings, but soon take on a life of their own. Resolving a painting is a process that evolves over a long period of time, with revisions, layering, scraping out, color changes and finding the right balance.
My education was first Columbia University where I completed a degree in Occupational Therapy. For 28 years I worked in the health care system, all the while also making art and developing my way.
I studied at the National Academy of Design, the Arts Students League as well as the Fine Arts Workshop in Provincetown, where I studied with Paul Resika and Sam Messer. I was also fortunate to meet James Lechay who I visited several times for homemade cookies and a critique.
My work is in many private collections as well as in the permanent collection of the Cape Ann Art Museum, Gloucester, MA and the Specialty Care Pavilion, Stamford Hospital .