I have been drawing, painting and creating since my earliest memory. All my life I was fascinated by women, fashion and color. My career has spanned from fashion illustration to graphic Illustration to photo retouching and serious portraiture.
I received a BFA from Syracuse University and then went on to study with some of the greatest contemporary artist of our time, including Nelson Shanks.
My work can be abstract, impressionist, or realistic. But they all have a common denominator. Rich, Bright, Beautiful COLOR. I am drawn to bright, electric colors in my paintings. I “see” the world through eyes that seem to see beyond. I see the energy in the pigments of paint, the energy of the bright green leaf against the soft robin’s egg blue sky.
Each painting is a story... and contains emotion. Whether the painting was done “En Plein air” in France, on a beach, more recently while sitting vigil for my mom in the hospital, or while traveling on a plane... I am always creating.
I hope one of my pieces touches your heart and speaks to you... creating more JOY in your life.