Oil, Watercolor and Pastel Paintings
I am driven to paint and create. It has become an obsession with me and I enjoy every minute of it. The failures teach me and the successes reward me in numerous ways. My work is done mostly in Plein Air, which means on site. In that way I become one with my subject.
Growing up in the Adirondack area of New York State, with its many lakes and never ending forests, played an important part in my life. My family and I took numerous trips to Lake George, Lake Champlain, and Saratoga Lake. I can remember the smell of fresh pine and the beautiful trees that surrounded me. When moving to Oregon in 1989, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of its natural areas, its coast, majestic mountains and pristine green spaces. As a child I felt a constant desire to draw and paint spending much time with my sketch pad and watercolors. There was, and still is, an undeniable need for expression through my art. I am self-taught coming from a family of painters, dancers and singers. I can be found all too often, dancing around my studio with a paint brush in my hand.