Colors…Rich sunlit colors and painting from life are what inspire my paintings.
In my youth I enjoyed sketching the world around me. Pastel portraiture with Paul Leveille
and Kathryn Brodeur, improved my drawing skills during the years of raising my children.
Then, I attended workshops, whenever possible, with such noted artists as Jack Callahan,
Charles Movalli, Helen Van Wyk, and Rudy Caleo.
A Pastel Society Of America scholarship award gave me a chance to study with Albert Handell
at the Woodstock School of Art. Painting the New England countryside is a joy so I
was so happy to receive an artist’s Grant that allowed me to spend a month at the
Vermont Studio Center to concentrate on Plein air painting.
My oil and pastel paintings are included in collections throughout the USA
and have received more than 30 regional and national awards. Some selected awards are
“Domestic Arts,” chosen as one of the Pastel Journal’s Top 100.
“Moonshiner Cabins” received the Diane Bernhard Art Spirit Foundation Award
from the CT Academy of Fine Arts and, the Francis and Marguerite Walker Award
from the Academic Artists Association.
Elected Artist memberships:
Lyme Art Association
Rockport Art Association
North Shore Arts Association
Connecticut Pastel Society Signature member
Academic Artists Association and past president
Connecticut River Valley Artists
Artworks Gallery, 69 Main Street, Ware, MA