Working in the spirit of primitive or naïve styles, I use composition and color to balance forms and rhythms to create a distinct and whimsical exploration of surface. With allusions to the works of early 20th century American painters and the Fauvists, my paintings embody a tension between familiarity and abstraction, drawing viewers in, yet leaving unresolved their placement within the imagined space.
I have studied at the New York Studio School, Corcoran College of Art and Design and Maine Photographic Workshops, among other institutions. My work has been widely exhibited on Cape Cod, in Maine and at a number of Washington DC-area venues. Gallery representation includes The Artful Way at Cataumet Center for the Arts (Bourne, MA), [Blank Slate], Sarasota, FL, Gallery 50 Contemporary Art (Rehoboth Beach, DE) Hutton Gallery (Deer Isle, ME), Julie Heller (Provincetown, MA) and Tilia (Brooklin, ME). I am an active member of the Capitol Hill Art League and Deer Isle Artists Association. During the summer I paint and exhibit at Smalling-Finsen Studio Gallery in Penobscot, ME.
I divide my time between Cape Cod, Maine and Washington DC. When not painting, I row early mornings on the Potomac River or around Cotuit Bay or swim the chilly waters of Maine.