I grew up in New England and spent my summers roaming the woods and coasts of Maine. There I grew to appreciate the natural beauty of the land and seascapes around me. My love of nature led me to watercolors. They are perfect for En plein air painting (painting outside). The luminosity of watercolor makes it the perfect medium for working quickly and capturing the light in natural landscapes. I enjoy playing with composition and often use diagonals and swirling patterns to create the feeling of motion.
I attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. There I studied painting, drawing and print-making with a special emphasis on the techniques of the old masters. One of my fondest memories is passing through a secret door behind a medieval tapestry into a hidden studio to learn to replicate the techniques of master painters. This was in the 1970s! After graduating life took a practical turn, raising a family and an interesting career in medical ultrasound. Now retired, I am once again able dedicate my time to the craft of painting and growing my small business. It has been so much fun to rediscover art and share it with others.