I have been painting for fifty-seven years. Art has always been in my blood, although I did flirt with the idea of pursuing a career in law. In 1980 I moved to Rockport, Massachusetts and opened a gallery on Bearskin Neck now in its fortieth year. Every year I participate in up to a dozen national plein air events.
Some resulting honors are:
Life on the Farm Award, Easton Plein Air; Stobart Foundation Award, Mystic Maritime Gallery International Exhibition; Texas Ranchland Award and Best Architecture Award, En Plein Air Texas; Artist Choice Award, Finger Lakes Plein Air; Alden Bryan Gold Medal-Best in Show, “Land and Light” Show, Bryan Memorial Gallery (VT); the Walker Memorial Award, Academic Artists Association National Juried Exhibition, Guerrilla Painters Award, Wayne Plein Air; First Place, Juried Members Show, Outdoor Painters Society, Texas; Second Place in the American Waters Exhibition; Lyme Art Association (CT), and most recently, The Van Steen Award, at Hudson Valley Art Association Annual Juried Exhibition.
I've been a featured artist profiled in PleinAir Magazine and OutdoorPainter.com, as well as having fourteen additional editorial photo features in both PleinAir and Art Connoisseur Magazines.
I am an Elected Artist Member: Academic Artists, Hudson Valley Art, North Shore Arts, Lyme Art, And Rockport Art – Associations and Signature Member of American Society of Marine Artists and the Salmagundi Club. Associate Member: American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Outdoor Painters Society.
Interesting Fact: I was an Extra (Supernumerary) in the New York City Opera. Now my greatest joy is painting with friends and colleagues who live and breathe art.