I’m a native of eastern Massachusetts and an avid explorer of the New England landscape. As a teen, I discovered art books devoted to 18th and 19th century landscapes. The paintings portrayed revealed a depth and realism that fascinated me, and I often imagined stepping into them. In High School, I was privileged to learn the classical painting techniques of the Boston School and was awarded a scholarship for my senior portfolio. In the early 1980’s, I attended college at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Currently my artwork is focused on scenes of the Atlantic coast, either with or without the figure. I’m enthralled by the space, the light, and especially the constant transformation that occurs at the shoreline. My oil paintings make permanent the intimate or exceptional moments that so rapidly disappear. With a desire to bring the scene to life, I often paint life-size images that are up close and personal. The mood of my artwork captures the essence of my experience with a unique and original perspective that combines traditional realism with elements of abstraction.
Affiliations include the American Society of Marine Artists, the Oil Painters of America, North River Arts Society, Plymouth Guild Inc. and the South Shore Art Association. Recent artwork has been exhibited in juried shows at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, the Bancroft Gallery in Cohasset, the Russell Gallery in Plymouth, the G.A.R Hall in Marshfield and Front Street Gallery in Scituate. My paintings are in numerous collections throughout the country and artwork has been published in South Shore Magazine.