I was born in New York City in 1950. Growing up along “Museum Alley”, I began painting at the age of 15 after viewing Vincent Van Gogh’s ethereal “Starry Night.” I continued to do so throughout high school and college at which point I discovered photography and writing. My photojournalistic articles have been published in a variety of local, regional, national, and international publications. For ten years, I was a 4-6th grade classroom teacher in Bernardston, Mass. From 2001/2003, I taught art and photography workshops at an alternative high school and the regional technical institute, both in Turners Falls, Mass. and served as an artist-mentor at the unique New Hampshire Allstate Art Festival for gifted high school art students held at the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, NH.
Subject matter for my paintings comes from a variety of inspirations, ranging from simple imagination to actual scenes viewed in the course of the day. My training as a photographer makes me particularly sensitive to the subtleties of light, color and composition. Once in the studio, I am as much following artistic intuition as applying deliberate technique.
I have exhibited at galleries and art festivals from Maine to Pennsylvania including solo shows in New York City and Boston. But it is not surprising that I, a former Northeasterner, have a style that reflects the vivid colors and unique illuminated vistas of the Southwest. I first came to Taos in 1970 and, like so many others, was struck by the intensity of land, sun and sky. From 2006-2009, I was represented by the Art Divas Gallery in Taos, a gallery that catered to “women artists and a few good men.” That gallery was closed during the Great Recession of 2009. In 2014, I moved permanently to Arroyo Seco, New Mexico and work out of my studio there.
I am now represented by The Ranch at Taos gallery in Taos for original paintings and Fine Art New Mexico in Arroyo Seco for archival canvas and paper prints and greeting cards. In September, 2019, my painting, “All of Heaven and Earth” was voted “Best in Show” among 200 other entries at the prestigious Taos Fall Arts Festival.
- 47 Walking Rain Rd.
Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
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