Becoming a working artist has been a developing process for me through
two careers, one in teaching and one in executive recruiting.
Painting the figure with Issac Soyer at the New School in New York City, and studying
drawing with Graham Nickson, dean of the Studio School, inspired me to
begin searching for my personal style.
Over the years, in workshops with well known watercolor artists, I
focused on learning the techniques of handling the flow and energy of
that medium. I now paint primarily with acrylic on both paper and canvas
and reaching for new expressions of color and design. My subject matter
and inspiration has always included the figure, both human and animal.
My figurative paintings depict many cultures I have visited in my travels.
Whatever the subject, my driving goal is to find its essence by the use of expressive, rhythmic line, always experimenting and adjusting.
Constructing a painting is a continuing joy with moments of discovery and breakthrough.
I live in New England and South Florida. My associations include
Signature Membership in North East Watercolor Society and the Boca Raton
Museum of Art Artists Guild. I have been a juried, prize-winning
exhibitor annually in both of these organizations. My 2013 gallery
exhibit is Spectrum Miami, December 4-8th.
My work is in numerous private and public collections and has been published in three issues of the international journal, Cancer Control.