Jazzed-Up Geese

oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
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Bird Girl

oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches
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Yellow Sail

oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches
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Studio View 16

Oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches
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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.

Having earned my Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture, I also studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and Maine Photographic Workshops, among other institutions. My Masters Thesis is titled: "Place and Familiarty: Conversations (Actual and Imagined) with Five American Painters". 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) and Gallery 50 Contemporary Art (Rehoboth Beach, DE) . I am an active member of the Deer Isle Artists Association.

I divide my time between Cape Cod, Maine and Washington DC. When not painting, I row early mornings on the Potomac River, around Cotuit Bay or on The Bagaduce River in Brooksville, Maine, navigating among the seals and lobster pots.