I received a B.F.A in painting from the University of Connecticut in 1975. In the seventies, Abstract Expressionism and ” Modern Art” was in vogue, but it was the color theory and teachings of Joseph Albers and the light of the Impressionists that inspired me. It is not surprising that years later I was drawn to the Cape School of Art in Provincetown. The study of color and light that is emphasized in the Cape School was handed down by the founder Charles Hawthorne in 1899 and later Henry Hensche. Over the years, I studied and painted with many of the artists that followed or studied with Hensche, including Hilda Neily, Rob Longley, Lois Griffel and John Clayton. These teachers have been my guides throughout my study of light and color and promoted my love for “Plein Air”painting. Living on Cape Cod for over 30 years has given me a special opportunity to be part of a wonderful art community and indulge in the effects of such brilliant color on a peninsula surrounded by water. As I strive to create an illusion of atmosphere and mood and record my impression of nature’s beauty, I find peace and calm. I will forever be a student in this humbling experience, as there is no greater perfection than nature itself.
I teach summer Plein Air workshops at The Cape School of Art in Provincetown and at the Naples Art Association in Naples, Florida during the winter season.
I am a resident artist at the Chapman Gallery in Cotuit, Ma.