My parents always said I could draw before I could write. In school, I clearly remember getting into trouble for "scribbling" instead of taking notes during class. My dream came true when I was accepted into the graphics program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. After graduation I did several months of self study in Europe and returned to a position as a jewelry designer in New York City.
But my first love has always been the Adirondack Mountains where I spent all my childhood summers. I left the city behind and returned to the small town of my childhood to follow my heart and focus on landscape painting. Over the years I have never tired of the beauty of the mountains. Their changing seasons, the play of light and shadows, the endless colors and moods, inspire me to work in various mediums, depending upon the feel of the subject. I try to capture a sense of immediacy while at the same time expressing the timelessness of nature.
Horses are my second passion. They have always been a part of my artwork and life. Whether it be riding through the mountains, training at the harness track, competing in rodeos or having my second cup of coffee in the barn horses are my constant companions. Often horses are used as a component of my landscape compositions. Other times I strive to capture their spirit and essence. I currently share my home with five equine family members who are a constant source to draw from.
My drawings and paintings focus on the play of light and space within the landscapes. Light is used to create a tension between 3-dementional space and the flat surface of the canvas or paper. Creatively I use light to develop a feeling to share. Hopefully my work will recall special memories and feelings within the viewer. Enjoy!
My work has been featured at the America Farmland Trust annual fundraiser and the Regional Farm and Food Project fundraiser, both held in Saratoga Springs. My work has also been shown in several area art galleries and various shows. I have a small studio in my farmhouse in Porter Corners, NY.