I am an oil and watercolor painter living in the Connecticut River Valley. My studio is in Enfield,NH. I attended Carleton College where I took many studio arts classes. During college I spent one summer working as an illustrator for the US Forest Service in Monongahela National Forest. I went on to receive my doctorate in clinical psychology, which was my profession. I returned to painting more actively 15 years ago and am currently painting full time. I have taken watercolor classes from Joe Mayer and Marge Laurie and oil classes from Paul Leveille, Fred Hines, and David Leffel. In 2001 I had an artist's residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.
I taught “Psychology of the Arts and the Artist” at VCU and have given painting demonstrations at the Troy Arts Guild, the Schenectady Art Association, and the Bethlehem Art Association. I taught a watercolor class at the Capital District Arts Center in Troy, NY, painting classes for home-schooled children grades 2-11, and watercolor classes for seniors. I have had many solo shows in Vermont and New York . I had an oil of the Bog River accepted in the widely distributed Brooks calendar of 2003.
I am currently a member of the Center for the Arts NH and AVA Gallery.
“Best in Show” Albany Artist’s Group, November, 2014.
“Best in Show”, Bethlehem Art Association, May 2013.
"Best in Show", and "Best in Watercolors", Northern Vt. Artist's Assoc. Juried Show, Mary Bryan Gallery, Jefferesonville, Vt. June, 1997.
“First Place” Albany Artist’s Group, June, 2014.
“First Place” in Oils, Bethlehem Art Association, May, 2010, 2011 & 2014.
“First Place” in Oils and in watercolor, Altamont Fair, NY, August, 2008.
“First Place” in Oils, Colonie Art League, 2013.
“Second Place” in Oils, Colonie Art League, 2012.
“Second Place” in watercolor, Altamont Fair, 2013.
"Second Place" in watercolor, Bethlehem Art Assocation, Delmar, NY, May 2008.
“Third Place” in Oils, Bethlehem Art Association, May, 2009 & 2015."
"Honorable Mention" CFA Regional Juried Show, New London Inn, NH, 2016
“Honorable Mention” in Oils, Bethlehem Art Association, Nov, 2009, in watercolor in 2014.
“Third Place” in oils, Altamont Fair, NY, August 2009.
“Honorable Mention” in Oils & Pastel, Altamont Fair NY, August 2009.
“Third Place” in Oils, Champlain Valley Fair, Vt. August, 1999.
"Honorable Mention," Fairfax Art League, Manassas, Va., 1998.
Enfield, New Hampshire
Watercolors and oils are my preferred mediums. I like to paint and draw a variety of everyday subject matter. Painting allows me to slow down and really contemplate a person, object or “nature”. I continue to explore and experiment with how to express visual qualities.
Light, color, and mood fascinate me. I attempt to create an emotional connection, rather than strive for total realism.