I’ve always lived along the east coast, near the water in NY, Maine, and now, CT. The beach has always been appealing to me, the sea, the sand, and its’ wonderful grasses have become my passion. It must have to do with being a “Pisces”. I’ve taken photos from car windows, motor homes on the move, and trains while traveling the coastline from North Carolina to Prince Edward Island in Nova Scotia. I’ve created many landscapes, seascapes and still life oil paintings for over 10 years and I owe it to the lure of Maine’s natural beauty that inspired me to begin my oil painting career. The natural beauty of Maine’s various land and seascapes captured my art interest and before I knew it, I was selling my work at art shows in Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Bangor. Upon my return to this area, my oils lay dormant for more than ten years.
Basically self-taught, I was fortunate to spend a little time with Bob Kozora, a remarkable artist. I owe much to his teaching talents, and I will forever be grateful for the time spent under his watchful eye. I’m an Elected Artist at The Mystic Art Center and also an Associate Member of the Maple and Main Gallery in Chester, CT.
I’ve been a member of the South County Art Association and The Pickford Art Association. I became an Artist Member at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly almost twelve years ago. It’s been one of the most pleasant affiliations of my life. The artists I’ve met and worked with have all helped me appreciate what art is all about.It’s about the people making it.
At the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, I’ve been part of many active committees, twice co-chaired the Silent Auction, was chair of the Associates Artist, the Annual Appeal, the Nominating committee and I’ve chaired the last seven Regional Shows. I really enjoy sitting in our gallery greeting visitors and discussing everyone’s art. I’m and feel proud each time I walk through the door. I’ve been awarded the People’s Choice Award twice and more recently was awarded Best in Show at the All Members’ Exhibit at ACGOW. In the fall of 2014, I was awarded 2nd place in a National Art Show sponsored by The Connecticut Women Artists at the Slater Museum in Norwich, CT. I enjoy kayaking, gardening, my dogs, walking, and being an artist. I reside in Pawcatuck, CT with my husband Bill and my two dogs, Ruby and Sadie, both rescues from down South. I’m mom to Bryan, mother-in-law to Colleen, and Grammy to Chloe and Sasha. Life couldn’t be better. Learn more
January 28 – March ,2017 – Maple & Main Art Gallery, Juried Show, Chester, CT. “Hotter Than….”, Oil & Cold Wax. SOLD painting.
January 22 – March 17, 2017 – The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT. Juried Show. ”Rising Above”, Oil & Cold Wax and “High Energy”, Oil & Cold Wax.
January 29th – March 19, 2017 – The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT. Juried Show. “Cloud Cover”, Oil & Cold Wax.
March 23-May 20, 2017 – Valentine H. Zahn Gallery at Middlesex Hospital, Juried Show, Westbrook, CT. “Going Steady”, Oil & Cold Wax. Third Place.
March-April, 2017 -Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT. Juried Show
March 30 -April 30, 2017 – Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT. Juried Show, “Mixing Up the Blues”, Oil & Cold Wax. Overall Excellence Award.
July 31 – August 11- The Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY, 39th Annual Juried Painting & Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members, “Blooming”, Oil & Cold Wax.
September 1 – September 29 – Arts Center East, Vernon, CT, 87th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition, “Child’s Play”, Oil & Cold Wax. First Place Award.
September 1- September 29 – Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, RI, Featured Artist Show, Oil & Cold Wax.