''Painting is like a road trip with the heart and the creative soul in the front seat and the brain as the back seat driver.''
I love when light is rich with drama and color so it accentuates a moment in time and traces the underlying character of Maine. It can happen while painting outdoors, painting in my studio or while I'm prowling around Maine's uncommonly visited corners with my camera. Altho I have lived in many places Maine has always been home. It is my spiritual place, it cradles me, it never fails to challenge me and it continually inspires me to reach deeper into my creative being.
Moore College of Art - Philadelphia, PA
Portland College of Art ( MECA )- Portland, ME
Scottsdale Artist School - Scottsdale, AZ
UMA - Augusta, ME
Private study - Francis Hook, E. Boothbay, ME; David Leffel, Taos, NM; Daniel Greene, Scottsdale, AZ
Advanced Studies - UNM, Taos, NM
Awards and Shows:
Maine Art Show, River Arts Gallery 11, '10
Painting Maine, Damariscotta River Grill, '10, '11
Monhegan Perspectives, Archipelago Gallery, Damariscotta River Grill, Mae's Cafe, '09, 10, 11
Taos Invites Taos 1999 - Best of Representational
Kaiser Permanent Invitational
Taos Invites Taos 2000 - Best of Show and Best of Representational
Oil Painters of America - National Juried shows, Santa Barbara, CA ; Taos, NM ; Missoula, MT
Scottsdale Artist School; ''Best and Brightest''
Pastel Society of Florida, Annual juried Show
Pastel Society of the West Coast Annual Juried Show
One Woman Shows:
Miles Memorial Hospital, '09; Damariscotta River Grill, '05 ;
Ars Longa Gallery, Taos, NM, ' 02;
Trading Post cafe, Taos, N.M. '96
Memberships Teaching and more:
Pastel Society of America - elected to signature member in 1988.
Oil Painters of America - Member
River Arts- '09-'10 Teacher
Taos Institute of Art ' 01 - Teacher
Taos Art School ' 01 - 03 - Teacher
Private Students - 1990 to present
Freelance Commercial Artist - 1982-1992 (paintings, lithographs, porcelain sculpture )
''Absurd Realism'' - article, September ' 03
Professional Portrait painter 1979 to present
Commercial artist '83-'94 designing art plates, figurines, porcelain dolls and lithographs
''My theme is color and light. It never fails to amaze me how almost anything can be a foil for exploring those ingredients.''