Having grown up in Central
New York, with all its beauty, I had a wide
variety of subject matter to draw and paint. I loved doing detailed
paintings in gouache and landscapes in oils. I was fortunate enough to
able to display in juried shows and galleries in the area.
Eventually relocating to Southwest Florida brought new
and the galleries on Sanibel brought a nice setting in which to share
In the last 3 years it has become important to convey
more of a "story"
in my paintings. I want to draw the viewer in as a participant and
an emotional response. I especially love the use of nostalgic items.
2010 Salon International, San Antonio, TX Finalist
2010 Accepted member Oil Painters of America
2011 Salon International, San Antonio TX Finalist
2 paintings, one awarded Top 50 Jury Award
2011 Accepted member International Guild Of Realism
2011 Oil Painters of America Regional Competition Finalist
2011 Allied Artists of America, National Arts Club NYC Finalist
As a self taught artist, the journey of following my
passsion, is a
wonderful daily learning experience.