Statement:

I use shapes, form and tone reflecting the mood I am in at the time of creation, usually happy, sometimes dramatic. My art is an extension of myself. Each are unique.

My medium is acrylic over a lightly textured canvas. The texture adds interest and depth to my work.  Most of my work has an architectural feel to it which I seem to gravitate to. I sometimes stretch my own canvas. Though this takes considerable time, it makes me feel a part of the work and ensures a unique quality for each of my paintings.

I have been told that my art always has a fresh clean look. It is subtle with focal points of color and line work moving the eye throughout the painting.

My paintings evolve with time as I explore new techniques allowing my art to take on a fresh new look. This process of rejuvenation makes me feel renewed and excited about each of my works.


Biography:

I grew up in Massachusetts and lived in the city for many years. When I was a teen, my family and I moved to the suburbs of Boston where I still remain today. I'm so fortunate to be a stone's throw from the beaches and a few steps from the mountains.

I'm an established artist, working with a publishing company for over 8 years as a folk art painter. My work has been licensed by companies such as York Wallcoverings, Wallquest, India Home Fashion, Fashion Mats Inc., Close to the Art, Direct International, Magnet Works, Blossom Bucket and Mohawk. I broke away from folk art to pursue my love in abstract art.

My inspiration comes from nature.. walking on the beach feeling the sun on my face, or the beautiful color of the sky, or the shape of the clouds as the sun shines against them.

My hope is that my art connects with the viewer, giving them a feeling felt only in the heart.

Education:
DeCordova Art Museum - Lincoln, MA.
Worcester Art Museum - Worcester, MA.
Art on the Rotary - Westborough, MA.

Representation:
Galleria Mare' - Nokomis, Fl 2018
Chemeres Gallary - Tustin, CA 2018
Edward Turner - Art Emporium, Westborough, MA
Art Expressions, Northborough, MA 2009
Artmosphere Gallery, Boston, MA. 2008

Awards and Exhibitions:
2018 "First Place" in painting, Rotary Club of Englewood, Fine Arts Festival, FL
2017 "First Place" in painting, Rotary Club of Englewood, Fine Arts Festival, FL
2016 "First Place" Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County, Fl
2015  "Award of Distinction" Bonita Springs National Art Festival, FL
2011 Cultural Arts Alliance of Hopkinton, Arts in Bloom, Hopkinton, MA
2011 "Third Place" Grafton Cultural Council, Fine Arts & Music Festival, Grafton, MA
2010 "First Place" Blackstone Valley Art Association, Hopedale, MA
2010 "Honorable Mention: Blackstone Valley Art Association, Hopedale, MA

2008 "Honorable Mention" Blackstone Valley Art Association, Whitensville, MA
2008 Grafton Cultural Council, Fine Arts & Music Festival, Grafton, MA

Collections:
Commission - Private home - Naples, FL  2018
Mirick O'Connell Attorneys at Law - Westborough, Worcester, and Boston Massachusetts


Juried Shows:
Festivals in the west coast of Florida - 2014/2015
Delray Beach Art Festival, FL.
St. Armands Circle Art Festival, FL.
Coconut Point Art Fair, FL.
Sarasota Festival of the Arts, FL.
Arts in Common, Westborough, MA.
Andover Art in the Park, MA.
Castleberry Fairs & Festivals, MA.
Newburyport Fall Harvest Festival, MA.
Salem Cross Inn
Westborough Newcomers Club
Townsend Historical Society