Artist statement

Painting for me is a way to consolidate feeling and memory with the experience of seeing the landscape and working with art materials. I choose the natural world as a vehicle for my images, as I believe it is something we are profoundly tied to and will instinctively respond to. Concerns regarding climate change and the ongoing senseless loss of our environment add context to my work.

My process for making paintings went through a change about 6 years ago, when I stopped using only brushes due to a worsening hand tremor. During this time, I developed a method of using printmaking equipment -- rollers, rags, squeegees, etc., as well as household items, to layer and pull away acrylic paint from the surface. There is a lot more chance involved in this process, and I have learned to welcome what may “just happen” as the image evolves. Limited, tonal palettes are often employed to establish a reflective mood  and a painting is finished when the image evokes an atmospheric air of mystery or nostalgia; a sense of a place felt and known on a deep level.

All of my paintings are made using acrylics on either canvas or hot-press paper.  Paintings are mounted on a cradled wood panel. 


Solo and two-person shows

2017 In a Different Light – Easthampton City Arts, Easthampton, MA

2015 Landscape Paintings – Old Courthouse Gallery, Northampton, MA

2014 Elementum – City Arts+, Easthampton, MA

1996 Small Works – London Buddhist Center, London

1996 New Work – Conductors Hallway Gallery, London

1995 Paintings – Rising Sun Arts Center, Reading, England

Selected group shows

2024 New Members Show – Oxbow Gallery, Easthampton, MA

2019, 2022, 2023 Juried Group Show – A3 Gallery, Amherst, MA

2016 Paintings – Hosmer Gallery, Northampton, MA

2008 Art as Witness – Elusie Gallery, Easthampton, MA

1998, 1999 Orange – Holland Tunnel Arts Projects, Brooklyn, NY

1998 Strong Modern – Williamsburg Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

1998 Vision 21 – The Tunnel, New York, NY

1998 Process and the Image – Eleven East Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, AR

1997 Side Show – Holland Tunnel Arts Projects, Brooklyn, NY

1997 Process and the Image – Ekletikos Gallery, Washington, DC

Art education

2004  MA in Art Therapy, New York University, NYC

1986  BA  in Fine Art, Bath Academy of Art, Wiltshire, England

1980-82  Foundation course in Fine Art, Southend Polytechnic, Essex, England

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