Romanticism and impressionism influence my narrative scenes. A contemplative, I have spent much of my life on grass beds watching the clouds move across the sky. The trees are natural frameworks for shorts like birds teasing squirrels at the feeder. I love looking through branches that set open spaces like the ocean. The wilderness is the root of our happiness. Nature should not be tampered with except in painting.
In 2016, I received fine art education from Cal Arts professor Jill Poyourow and Philadelphia School of Art graduate and professor Heather Lewis through YCCC in Wells, Maine. Lewis is the daughter of late well-known artists Jack and Dorothy Lewis of Delaware. This lineal wealth of expertise continues to be passed on to me from Heather.
From Early On
In Maine during the 70s, I learned to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the upright piano set in the tall grass by the sea. My family dug for clams in the purplish-gray mud and cooked them in a kettle under that open starlit sky.
Then, when alone in the woods, I would press my toes in cool moss beds and would caress soft tree bark with my cheeks. Other times, I would lie down in cushioned grass and watch the gliders be released from their lead planes.
At 9 years old, I sat on my mother’s lap because every seat was taken on a bus filled with college students on a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. I don’t recall seeing the masters’ paintings, however, I remember the excitement of this mysterious and magical experience. The artistic seed was planted.
Now, I present my work at juried art shows throughout the Northeast. At the CMT building on Main St in Biddeford, Maine, you can relax and ponder my original paintings in this fabulous ongoing solo exhibit. I am presenting a simultaneous solo exhibit in Emery Mills, Maine on Apr 30 and May 1. View my Shows page for more details on that show and the rest of the 2022 show season.