I was raised in western New York where I met my husband. Jim joined the Air Force and we were able to explore the world, being stationed in Maine, Florida, England and Kansas. I received a BFA from the University of Maine, studying painting and photography. I was also fortunate enough to be able to hone my skills on the pottery wheel. I have worked professionally in the Marketing Field and as a freelance graphic artist for 15 years.
Our children are grown and doing wonderful things in the world; and I am back to painting after 20 years of ‘occasional’ creating.
There is a learning curve coming back to painting, my skills are not what they were when I left college. This blog is intended to keep me accountable and record my challenges and hopefully progress.
I also hope this blog will help me communicate with the art community, meet people who I can share with, receive and offer support.
Feel free to contact me about any of the art you see on this site or a piece you’d like commissioned.
Memberships & Shows
OIL HERITAGE FESTIVAL ARTS SHOW – July 2020 – Third Place ‘Even on a Cloudy Day’ 9×12, soft pastel on pastelmat. Awards Judge Chanel Cook
2020 FOR PASTELS ONLY – PASTEL PAINTERS SOCIETY OF CAPE COD – June 2020 – ‘Buck Pond Marsh’ 9×12, soft pastel on Pastelmat. Juror of selection Jeri Greenberg
Work included in – WEHA THREE EXHIBITION – December 15 – February 15, 2019 – ‘3 Graces’ 3 paintings each 13 x 6.5, soft pastel on prepared corrugated cardboard. Jurors of selection Julie Phillipps and Stephanie Marco Lantz
25th Annual Exhibition: 2018 RENAISSANCE IN PASTEL – October 18 – November 18, 2018 – ‘Refections’ 16 x 20, soft pastel on prepared pastel paper. Jurors: Lyn Asselta, Aline Ordman & Christine Swann
4TH ANNUAL ADIRONDACK PASTEL SOCIETY JURIED EXHIBIT – July – August 2018 – ‘Shull Run in Purple’ 12×18, soft pastel on prepared pastel paper. Juror of Selection and Awards Alain Picard
CONNECTICUT PASTEL SOCIETY PURELY PASTEL ONLINE JURIED ART SHOW – June 2018 – ‘Into the Woods’ – 18×24, soft pastel on prepared pastel paper. Juror of Selection Frank Frederico
Member, Connecticut Pastel Society, 2017 – present
Member, Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society, 2016 – Present