Making art has been a lifelong passion of mine. I learned in courses and workshops in communities where I lived- upstate New York, the Boston area and the Washington DC area. From the late seventies on, I have spent time every summer in Wellfleet on Cape Cod, and have been painting on the Outer Cape nearly that long. I am drawn to the often dramatic changes in light, clouds, wind, and tides, and their effects on colors, shapes and shadows among marshes, dunes and shorelines. In 2015 I purchased a home with a studio in Wellfleet and now spend part of the year there and part in my other home in Alexandria, Virginia, exhibiting in both communities.
For most of the past decades of my art work, I painted in watercolors, enjoying their unique and fresh qualities, as well as the ease of carrying them when painting outdoors, en plein air. More recently, and with more time and the studio on the Cape, I have again taken up oil painting, still largely working en plein air, and continuing to relish in the challenge of painting a landscape even as the sun, clouds, light and tides change. I also now take photos that I think will inspire me in creating monotypes, the “painterly prints". Using a photo as reference, and recalling the feeling of the scene, I paint on plexiglass, usually with small rollers, and then make just one embossed image on a printing press. I find these works on paper to be very satisfying and evocative of the scenes that sparked them.
In addition to the Outer Cape, I have painted en plein air in New Mexico, Vermont, the Bahamas, Guatemala, Peru, France, Italy, Switzerland, Greece and Bali. Wherever I am, I am aiming to capture the essence of what drew me to a scene. When I am not working outdoors, I enjoy painting models in open life sessions, working to get down their gestures and moods. Off season I also keep active painting still lifes.
I hope you enjoy my work. Please contact me (hover over the Home heading) if you have comments, would like more information, or are interested in purchasing my work. All works other than those on the Sold page are available. Let me know which pieces you may be interested in and I will send you dimensions and prices, with no obligation on your part.