I am a visual artist who splits my time between Detroit, Michigan and Nantucket, Massachusetts. I was captivated by the beautiful light and landscapes of the island of Nantucket when I first arrived there in early 1980's and it has influenced my life and art ever since.
I am currently working in oil paint. I find endless enjoyment in the painting process, from plein air to studio painting. I find that plein air painting and painting from life provide the most enjoyment for me and also the greatest challenge as an artist. I draw from the figure every week as it strengthens my observational skills and keeps them intact. I am concerned with creating mood and atmosphere in my work; using brushwork, color relationships and the play of light to accomplish visual objectives. I also enjoy using the intuitive process to create paintings that fall somewhere between objective and nonrepresentational work.
In the summer of 2017 I was selected to participate in the Sedona summer art colony. I spent two wonderful weeks in the company of artists from all around the world. I have a BFA from the University of Michigan and have studied under Belinda Wilson of Auckland, New Zealand; Pam Hassler of Memphis, Tennessee and Tim Widener of Birmingham, Michigan. I exhibit my work in Birmingham, Michigan at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and also at the the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery in Nantucket, Massachusetts. I am an artist member of the Artists Association of Nantucket.