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..
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.
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 unlike anything I have seen painted on canvas or board.
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 in "South Beaches Gallery" in Melbourne Beach while maintaining exhibiting relationships in northern NE. My paintings and murals (moveable and permanent) are in homes and businesses throughout the US and the UK.
"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.
I studied 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).