ABOUT THE ARTIST

 
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I have always had a passion for art, both in terms of creating it and collecting works of my favorite local artists. I am a self-taught landscape artist strongly influenced places that I have studied including the Old Lyme Academy and Silvermine Arts Guild. I work in either oil or pastel, depending on the mood I want to create in a painting.  I capture nature's spectrum of subtle and vibrant colors and how light and shadow interact with them. This allows me to draw in the viewer to experience nature's tranquility and excitement.  My favorite places to paint are Marthas Vineyard and the South Carolina low country where I am particularly attracted to water scenes.

With the escalating threat of global warming I strongly support efforts to protect our environment and feel that it is important to preserve an impressionistic view of nature, as it exists today, for generations to come.

My recent juried exhibitions have included the Rowayton Autumn and Spring Shows, the Silvermine Spring Show and the Mamaroneck Art Guild Small Works, Garden Show and Awards Shows. My paintings are apart of personal collections on the East coast.

Reflecting my first career, I also enjoy the business side of art. I recently conceived of and introduced a program called “Jump Start Your Art” which is a professional development program that enables both emerging and established artists to better understand the local art marketplace thereby maximizing their success in exhibiting and selling their art. I also onceived of and curated a members’ art show for the American Yacht Club in Rye, NY.