Artist Statement 

My passion for painting and drawing began in childhood attending summer classes at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. and continues to this day.  I have taught workshops in watercolors, oil pastels and mixed media.  

Presently, I reside in Florida surrounded by lush vivid landscapes of intense colors cast against bright sunlight and then dimmed by surreal evening sunsets.  It is this exotic backdrop that has developed my color sense and energetic compositions.  The complexity of this environment invites freedom and exploration in producing painterly images. My goal is to create paintings that merely whisper a sense of familiarity in the subject or location while evoking a sense of timelessness.

My most current work in the medium of oil is process driven allowing imagery to evolve through the progression of adding and subtracting layers of paint.  Working in this manner, each finished piece has its own unique story and history buried in the stratums of paint.   Some layers are exposed, marked and textured while others are transparent or hidden all but for subtle traces of their existence. My intention is to alter a two dimensional surface with a sense of space and energy by developing patterns and remnants of forms, colors and lines that in the end are all unified to speak the same unique language.   I must be open to allow the chaos of this painting method to divulge and dictate the direction and conclusion of my paintings. Many times, I have given up the painting I had planned, so as to have the one that was waiting to be revealed.  Painting, in this manner, like life, is a challenging mysterious and ever evolving personal journey.

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Bio

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University B.A.

Old Dominion University M.A.


Shows/Exhibitions/Awards

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Coconut Grove Festival of the Arts

Winter Park Arts Festival

Festival of the Masters, Orlando Florida

Beaux Arts Museum Show, Coral Gables Florida

Boca Raton Museum Show

Naples Invitational Arts Festival

Artigras, Jupiter Florida

Mt. Dora Arts Festival

Virginia Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival

ARTicles Gallery, St. Petersburg Florida

Tampa Museum of Art Eight by Eight Show

Morse Museum Award

State Street Art Show


 

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