I have followed in my my Mother’s path as an artist from early on, drawing cartoons and landscapes. I have studied drawing at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute.
I have been inspired by Van Gogh paintings, notably the “Starry Night”, and by a series of four large paintings by Thomas Cole called the “Voyage of Life”. These early exposures instilled an appreciation of artwork which told a story about life and emotions, they were more than a mere copying of nature.
I mostly paint En Pleine Air as I try to create remembrances of places that I have visited and loved, with a focus on capturing a feeling about my landscapes. I have lived in Santa Fe since 2013. This has been a wonderful place to find subjects for my experiments.
We have here unique light as well as indigenous plants and land formations. Over the years I have explored a wide variety of art forms including jewelry making, drawing and sculpture. My current focus is painting with oils on canvas.