I was born in Philadelphia on May 18, 1957 and raised in Cherry Hill, NJ. In 1969, my family moved to Montgomery County, PA. For 35 years, I lived in the neighboring towns of Jenkintown and Glenside. Since then, I married and resided in Elkton, MD, where I established myself as a local artist. As of 2019 I have found I am in Lewes, DE, where I am working on becoming an emerging artist.
I have been involved in fine arts since I was eight years old. Formally trained at both the Studio School of Art and Design and the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia, I continued with workshops at the Philadelphia College of Art (PCA). I went on to freelance with graphic illustration for five years. In 1991, I decided to switch from illustration to pursue fine arts. I am mainly an oil landscape and still life painter, but I have done work with many different subjects and mediums.
My work has been in numerous exhibits in PA, NJ, DE, and MD–see previous shows. I have sold works through some of these galleries. At the Louisa Melrose Gallery, I won two ribbons. In December 1998 and in September 2005, I was featured in the Artist’s Magazine in their Art Clinic Section. My work was in the sales and rental gallery at the Philadelphia Art Museum. I have received ten Honorable Mentions. Many private collectors have purchased my work, including Ms. Susan Stoopes Brown, who has five of my paintings, and Nancy Barth who is also a private collector and has two of my paintings. I have had the opportunity to establish myself with commissioned works, juried shows, gallery representation, two one-man shows at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE as well as a one-man show at the Nassau Valley Winery located in Lewes, DE. In 2016 I became a member of the American Impressionist Society (AIS).
I am a landscape and still life artist, working mainly in oils. As an artist, the learning process never ends. I try to keep myself open to new ideas, new techniques, looking up the old impressionist artists and trying to learn what they have achieved. This attitude of always trying to improve, to do better than the piece before, is what keeps me painting.
My objective is to capture the subtle nuances of light within a subject: how the sun affects the scene at varying times of day, the illusion of depth, the way a landscape recedes. This is the signature style of my paintings–by showing atmosphere. I have done many studies of fractured light. You could say that my work is “representational with an impressionistic flair”!
My goal is to welcome the viewer into the peaceful surroundings of my art.