My Studies in Pre Columbian art led to an interest in textiles, then weaving, and hand building clay vessels all of which I used in my design work. Once I discovered the buttery movement of oil paint, I converted from a weaver to paint and canvas and so began my journey.
My inspirations come from my daily experiences. I love capturing the moment and expressing the passion I feel. A breakfast of bacon and eggs, the first bloom of a Christmas amaryllis, a boat moving slowly past the dock on a warm misty morning, a curious cow, a grazing horse-if it speaks to me, I commit to it. Every painting has a story. Expressing color as form and painting on location and in the studio bring me great pleasure.
I draw my sense of color and space from my experiences manipulating threads in a four harness loom, creating floral designs for Henri Bendel's of NY and lecturing and serving as a Federated Garden Club Accredited Master Judge.
The late Terry Oakes Bourret, CT, John Traynor, NH and Hugh O'Neill, FL and Ireland, have been my mentors.
My work has been exhibited in juried shows at the Lyme Art Association and Clinton Art Society in CT, the Lighthouse Museum and Art Center and the Jupiter Medical Center in Florida. In 2016 I became an invited "elected" member of the Clinton Art Society. Private collectors from the east coast to west are enjoying some of my many works.
I divide my time between CT and FL where I live with my husband, Geoffrey. I invite you to stop by my studio at The Artists' Studio & Gallery of Tequesta, 385 Tequesta Drive, Gallery Square North. Tequesta, FL.