My love of art began at an early age. I was raised in a family of artists. My grandfather was a gifted and award-winning photographer and my father and most of his 9 siblings were classically trained and working musicians. An uncle and my older sister were painters. As a young child, birthdays and Christmas always meant gifts of art supplies starting with paint-by-number kits which I still remember fondly. Now, my own children have joined the tradition and are active and successful in the arts as adults.
In recent years, I have focused on painting in acrylics and more recently have incorporated oils and watercolors as well. I enjoy experimenting with both representational and abstract themes but gravitate time and again to representational landscape.
My paintings most often pay homage to the places I travel and to my hometown of Stonington, Connecticut. Here at home, I return often to the same lovely coves, salt marshes and freshwater ponds close to my home on the Connecticut coast while never producing the same image twice. Instead, I explore these places from different vantage points, at different times of day, and in different seasons.
My travels most often take me to francophone destinations so the streets and gardens of Paris, the south of France, the island of Martinique, and both rural and cosmopolitan Quebec are frequently represented.
In addition to being a member of the Copley Society, I am an elected member of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly; and an associate member of the Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT. I am also a member of the Essex, Connecticut Art Association, The Bristol Art Museum in Rhode Island and a juried member of Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. I have shown my work in juried shows throughout the region for many years.