Profile

I have been painting and drawing ever since I can remember. I am primarily a plein air painter. I love trying to capture a sense of the sights, sounds and smells of a location. There is a wonderful story telling quality to capturing a moment on canvas. Painting and drawing the beauty of the human figure is a fascinating, challenge for me. While watercolor has a magical transparency and fresh immediate quality, I also enjoy the tactile sensory quality of oils. I particularly cherish the mutual trust and friendships I have developed with my art colleagues.

Experience

Watercolor classes and workshops with master painters Don Andrew, Dewitt Hardy and Dustan Knight.

Continuing water classes in various watercolor techniques/ plein air workshops in Italy and France with Doris Rice.

Painting the landscape and figure with oils with master painters Sean Beaver, Gail Sauter, Page Railsback.

Drawing, painting with oils/ plein air workshops in Provence with Adeline Goldminc Tronzo.

Christopher Gowell- Sculpture/ the figure.

Paintings exhibited in juried NH Art Assoc. Shows.

Painting chosen for Puerto Vallarta House tour poster 3 consecutive years.

Watercolor Christmas card designs of New England scenes on sale at the Tugboat Alley, Portsmouth Discovery Center and Strawbery Banke

Education

Plymouth State University- B of Ed ( elementary education major/ art minor)

Boston Museum of Fine Arts School- anatomy, figure drawing and oil painting

Boston University, UNH- education and interior design classes