I am a fine art portrait and seascape artist working primarily with oils on linen and copper.  My portrait focus is EXPRESSION and my seascape focus is MOOD.

I am a one-of-a-kind artist when it comes to painting portraits on copper.  These portraits are very time consuming but the results have a glow from within that is unlike anything accomplished on canvas or board.  

When I am not working on commissions,  I paint en plein air Florida and New England scenes and seascapes on canvas, pressed board, Sintra, or copper. 
  (And, I recently {2019} illustrated a children's book, "Cat Mandoo:  The Feline Who Flew."  It is published and available on-line though Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Google Play, and Apple Books,  It has already received the "LitPick Top Choice Book Review Reward" for a children's book with a FIVE STAR rating!)

In 2012 I moved to Florida.  Before that, while living in New Hampshire, I painted en plein air along the seacoasts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Maine.  And, I painted portraits and figurative pieces in my studio.  I have also 
had the great pleasure of creating art in Provence, Venice, Lubec, Campobello Island, Monhegan Island, Martha's Vineyard, and New Orleans.  
Prior to 2012 I exhibited in Northern New England juried shows, one woman and group shows, and galleries.  I am now showing my work in juried shows in Florida and exhibit in the SBG Gallery in Melbourne, FL.  My seascapes, portraits, plein air paintings, and murals (moveable and permanent) are in homes  and businesses throughout the US and the UK.

Artist's Statement:

"I paint because I have always loved to paint and I paint people and seascapes because I am fascinated by both." 

Studies and memberships:

I majored in Fine Art at UNH where I chose John Hatch as my mentor and completed my Magnum Opus my Junior year.
My advanced studies have been with  Newburyport/Rockport master artist - Richard Gibney - a WWII combat artist and muralist, as well as the re-known French muralist - Pascal Amblard - at The Finishing School in Long Island.  I attended workshops with New England master artists - Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo, Dennis Perrin, and Karen Blackwood as well as Florida Master figurative and portrait sculptor, Stephen Perkins and master portrait artist, John Houghton. 

Formerly, I was a member of the Newburyport (MA), York (ME) and Kittery (ME) Art Associations.  I am now a member of The  Artists' Guild of Brevard,(TASGOB), the Vero Beach Art Club (VBAC), the American Society of Marine Painters, and the Portrait Society of America (PSA).