I can always remember having a drawing tool in my hand, my need to see through drawing was important to me. My fascination for color and how it could change the mood and feeling of a moment in time came with my love for painting. Moving to Boston after college in the early 80’s, I continued painting and drawing at Mass College of Art and Design and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Today I am an art educator and a painter who balances her time between teaching and growing as an artist. “My work is derived from observing my natural surroundings, interpretation is contemporary realism with an expressive style. Whether it is the glorious hues of an evening sky or the interesting play of water reflections, I react and respond with painting as my voice”.
During this journey I have earned the level of Eminent Membership from the International Association of Pastel Societies in November 2018 and received this honor during the IAPS convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June, 2019. My paintings have been shown in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. in national and international juried exhibitions and are in private collections across the country. Memberships include International Association of Pastel Societies Eminent Pastelist, Pastel Society of America Signature, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and Connecticut Pastel Society Signature Memberships.
Recent Articles and Publications include:
Southwest Art Magazine , "Artist To Watch" 2018
November Issue, 2019 American Art Collectors Magazine, April Issue 2019, "Artist Focus"
Pure Pastel, "Contemporary Works By Today’s Top Artists" - HardCover Edition -Publication date Feb. 2019
Boston Voyager on-line interview and publication, Sept. 2018