My works (paintings, drawings and pastels) involve figurative and landscape images. They can be categorized as “perceptual realism”. Perceptual realism portrays a recognizable subject that is painted in a way that incorporates a heightened emotional/subjective response, as compared to traditional realistic or photorealistic painting which is objective in nature.
Through my paintings, I try to capture something personal about people and their particular lives; reflections of individual characters, personalities and interests. There often is a social statement that emerges. The paintings become a story set in time.
I work in a variety of mediums (oils, pastels, graphite, wash, etc.) and my style of painting is American Modern Impressionism. Since moving to Santa Fe, many of my works are being done “en plein air” (directly from nature).
2018- Present: Live/Work in Santa Fe
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Eleventh National Juried Members Exhibition, Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; October 4-27, 2019
Shakespeare on the Walls, Gallery Somewhere, Santa Fe, NM; August 23-September 23, 2019
PAPNM Small Works Show – Taos Museum at Fechin House, Taos Museum at Fechin House, Taos, NM; July 2 – August 4, 2019
Albuquerque Art Showcase, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM; July 2019
Santa FE Pleinarians Present, Gallery Piccolo, Santa Fe, NM; July, 2019
Santa Fe Studio Tour, 1210 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM; June 2019
Clovis Community College exhibition of Plein Air Paintings in Association with Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Clovis Community College, Clovis, NM, June 8-July 26, 2019
New Mexico Art League Juried Exhibition: Black & White; an exhibition of black & white drawings and black & white photographs, New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, NM; April 16 – May 25, 2019
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Tenth National Juried Members Show, Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; November 2-25, 2018
Clovis Community College exhibition of Plein Air Paintings in Association with Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Clovis Community College, Clovis, NM, June 25-August 24, 2018
Full Disclosure 5th Annual Exhibit of Figure Drawings Tuesday Night Drawing, Argos Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; March 23-April 8, 2018
2001-2017: Lived/Worked on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Featherstone Center for the Arts, MA (2001-2016)
ArtSpace, Martha’s Vineyards Playhouse, MA (2017)
1978-2001: Lived/Worked in Narragansett, Rhode Island
Hera Gallery, RI (1978-2001)
Wickford Art Association, RI (1997)
SUNY Plattsburgh, New York (BA, Painting); Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio; Kent State University, Ohio – Graduate Summer Program with Alex Katz and Janet Fish; Rhode Island College, Rhode Island (M.Ed.)
Born in New York City