influenced by her
keen observation of nature. Any pain is obscured by the
beauty of both the artist and her work."
For as long as I can remember, I have had an innate drive to create art. I’ve always felt that painting and drawing somehow provided me with a sense of fulfillment and empowerment.
I began to seriously paint while I was in college, and I received my BFA from the University of Rhode Island in 1994. Following graduation, my career path led me into the field of graphic design, where I have been working for over 20 years. I set painting aside for a period of time to focus on my design career, but I began to feel the loss of the physical creation of movement on canvas. I eventually came to realize that such creation was necessary, healing, and transformative for me.
Having grown up in the seaside town of Westerly, Rhode Island, where I live today, I am fortunate to be able to experience the visual depth of New England’s changing seasons. I find much inspiration from everyday life, especially from observing the endless shapes, colors, and juxtapositions of the natural world. The rhythm and harmony of nature continue to intrigue me, and if I can balance those aspects and incorporate them into my work, I feel accomplished.
The decision to truly dedicate myself to painting again has been one of the most important in my life. Now, I can’t imagine a day going by without devoting at least part of it to planning and creating my next piece. My work can be found in collector’s homes from San Francisco to Bermuda.