After graduating from the Pratt Institute with a degree in Art Education and painting, I’ve been living in Redding Connecticut and working as a painter and printmaker as well as teaching art in the public schools. Working mostly on landscapes, which have always been very important to me. I am extremely interested in the ways that landscapes are ever changing, with seasons, environmental shifts and urban development. The paintings that I create are inspired by the many different scenes that I have encountered during extensive travel. Some of the images are obviously site specific, while others remain mysterious and may be images that reside in the collective memory. I often emphasize season, and time of day in an attempt to draw the viewer not only into a specific landscape, but also to a specific moment in time, and allude to the feelings that could be associated with that moment. I use a perspective that seems to radiate from the viewer back into space, as well as exaggerated color temperatures and surface textures that add to the idea of inviting a moment. Some of the works that are created using oil on paper are a further exploration of emphasizing a moment in time. These works are composed with the idea that the surface of the paper will begin to deteriorate over time. The moments and feeling captured on the oil on paper works will disappear and alter as time passes.
January 2015 Print Show , The Basement Gallery Brooklyn, NY April 2015 Group Show, Argosy Gallery Bar Harbor, ME September 2014 Solo exhibition, Brasley Fine Arts Cleveland, OH August 2014 Solo Exhibition, Art Walk Town Hall Ridgefield, CT June 2014 Group Show, The Basement Gallery Brooklyn, NY January 2014 Group Show, Shaheen Gallery Cleveland, OH January 2013 Group Show Redding Art show and Auction *Selected Redding, CT August 2012 Group Show Westport Art Center Westport, CT June 2012 “ Small Works” Edward Hopper Art Center, * Selected Nyack, NY May 2012 Center for Contemporary Printmaking, group show Norwalk, CT May 2011 *3nd prize “Art in The House” Bradley Hubble House Easton, CT August 2011 “Lowlight”, Basement Gallery Brooklyn, NY February 2011 Group Show E.A.C. *Notable Press Easton, CT November 2010 “Facades” Group Show, Stamford Art Association Stamford, CT December 2010 Group Show Redding Art show and Auction *Selected Redding, CT August 2009 Group Show Westport Art Center Westport, CT June 2009 “ Top to Bottom” Edward Hopper Art Center, * Selected Nyack, NY May 2009 “Dogwood Festival Fine Arts Show, * Selected Fairfield, CT May 2009 *2nd prize “Art in The House” Bradley Hubble House Easton, CT August 2008 “Giant”, Basement Gallery Brooklyn, NY June 2008 Group Show, Center Art West Hartford,CT February 2008 "Post 9/11 Landscape" Group Show, Basement Gallery Brooklyn, NY September 2007 "Transportation" Solo Exhibition, Berger Gallery Cleveland, OH March 2007 "Land- Scapes" Group Show, Lyden Gallery Vancouver, B.C. September 2006 "Transportation" Solo Exhibition, Brasley Fine Arts Cleveland, OH June 2006 Group Show, Focal Point Gallery City Island, NY May 2006 Reed Marine Show, Stamford Art Association. Stamford, CT January 2006 ‘Transportation’ Solo Exhibition, Lyden Gallery Vancouver B.C. September 2005 Group Show, Brasley Fine Arts Cleveland, OH June 2005 Group Show, The Schafler Gallery Brooklyn, NY April 2005 “Flying Chickens” Group Show, The Basement Gallery Brooklyn, NY