Bio

Plein Air. Oil on Canvas. Lambert's Cove, MV

Plein Air. Oil on Canvas. Lambert's Cove, MV

I paint landscapes.  Mostly.  Sky and Water and Sand.  I work in oils and my canvases grow larger year after year.  My plein air studies are usually done in pastel.  Working outdoors ischallenging as well as rewarding.  Though plein air is a smaller, summertime joy of mine, the work informs my studio work in large landscapes.  

As a Martha’s Vineyard artist, the beauty of the island and the light that baths it work together to inspire my paintings.   The hues of the changing windy skies and the turbulent, surging or, at times, calm ocean guide my work.  There is a certain mix of blues and reds that make up the waters surrounding this island.  There is a coolness to our skies to be seen at the edges of a sunset.  With ever changing light, comes the ever changing possibilities of painting compositions.

My latest series, Space Walks, is taking me in a new direction.  Acrylics.  No brushes allowed.  The result is a growing collection of abstract interpretations of NASA space photos.  I’m loving the experience.  It’s been a wonderful spiritual and intellectual adventure.  

 

Education: 

Kansas City Institute of Art

Chicago Art Institute

New York Art Students League

Journalism Bachelor’s Degree at Northwestern University

 

Selected Exhibitions:

NY Westchester Art Show

Malibu Art Festival

La Jolla Art Exhibition

MV Artisans Festivals

Vineyard Conservation Society Art Auction

Featherstone for the Arts

 

Galleries:

Blue Gallery

Provincetown, MA

www.bluegalleryprovincetown.com

 

Old Sculpin Gallery

MVAA

Edgartown, MA

oldsculpingallery.org

 

Gallery Gallery

West Tilbury, MA