A childhood of exploration in the woods and farms of mid-century Ohio shaped my love of and reverence for the natural world which inspires my work today. Studies at Parson’s School of Design, The Cooper Union in NYC and access to that city’s great museums provided an invaluable education in the arts. The time in nature and the addition of skills and education allowed me develop my vision over the following decades.
My plein air work provides the raw material for the larger studio work in which I distill the view to encapsulate the essence of the view and the feelings it elicits. As is true of many artists, I’m attracted to the light of dawn and dusk, the presence of celestial objects and the quality of the atmosphere. Occasionally I have included a shooting star or fireflies!
After decades of painting, at the age of 65 my husband and I joined the Peace Corps to serve for 3.5 years in Morocco sharing the English language through creativity workshops while taking in the deeply evolved culture and aesthetic of the country.
Since then, we divide our time between Marrakech and New England, painting in both locations.