I describe my work as painterly although representational in style. I love the use of abstract shapes, patterns and movement in my work. I express light through color and value and try to make sure that my selection of these elements moves the viewer’s eye successfully through my paintings. I paint still lifes, animals, landscapes, children and people in landscapes as well as cityscapes in watercolor, oil, gouache and acrylic. I am interested in the role of light to express mood and emotion in my paintings.
I graduated from Brown University after completing post-graduate studies in portraiture at the Cleveland Institute of Art. I taught watercolor classes at the Charleston, SC, Museum school and in my home for over 16 years. I was elected to active membership in the Ohio Watercolor Society in 1990. I am a founding member of the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, the Blue Moon Gallery in Cleveland, and have exhibited in both the Spencer Gallery and the Hamlet Gallery in Charleston. I served as juror for the Charleston Artist Guild for many years. I am a member of the Transylvania Arts Council and the Connestee Art League. Currently I am represented by Number 7 Arts Gallery in Brevard, NC. I have an extensive list of awards, and my work is in private and corporate collections throughout the United States as well as in the permanent exhibit “Kidstory” in the Charleston Museum.