While a resident of Maine for many years, I began oil
painting in Chicago at age eight, and have been actively
painting ever since.
formal training began at thirteen when I was awarded a
full-tuition scholarship at the Chicago Art Institute. Over
the years I also studied at The Art Students League in New
York and with private teachers. Currently, I paint and
teach watercolor painting both privately and through
has been displayed and sold in Washington, D.C., New York
years ago, I discovered the joys and freedom of watercolors,
feeling that for me it best expressed the intimacy,
immediacy and excitement of life as I understood it.
Watercolor allowed me to swiftly capture the beauty and
essence of my subject and dramatize its central power.
my purpose to represent my personal world-view with
originality, insight and a direct line to artistic vision.
If those viewing my work discover the joys of important
realities that they are often too busy to observe in the
welter of everyday existence, it would make me very happy.