I am often accused of painting with a big smile on my face. To that I happily answer, "Guilty!"
Painting fills me with pure joy, and I hope to portray that in my subjects -- whether I am painting a landscape en plein air or a bouquet of flowers in my studio. I love capturing the color and sense of light of a particular time and place.
I majored in Fine Art and Art History but spent my career as a sales and marketing executive in technology start-ups. It was exciting and allowed me to travel the world, but left little time to paint. For many years, I was a 'Saturday' painter with an occasional workshop or painting vacation with friends.
Now, I am able to paint full-time while living on beautiful Cape Cod. Surrounded by the sea and sparkling sand, the light here is magical. I have also found a wonderful and welcoming art community here. I often wonder how I got so lucky!
I recently joined the Eastham Painters’ Guild, a group of artists who meet year round and paint and exhibit outside all summer. If you are in Eastham, look us up! I also paint with a weekly figure painting group at the studio of Paul Schulenburg, a highly regarded painter and friend. And I exhibit at all the local art associations in the area.
I have been influenced by the Impressionists for their sense of light and atmosphere; by the strong forms of Cezanne and the bold colors of Gauguin; by the masterful brushstrokes of Sargent and Sorolla; and the immediacy of the Cape Ann plein air painters. But I have been most influenced by my mentor, and good friend, David P. Curtis, of Gloucester, MA. His knowledge, wit, generosity, encouragement, talent and friendship have inspired me beyond words!
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