I paint subjects from every day life — like a clothesline or a kitchen tool or part of a landscape — in colorful and unexpected ways in an effort to focus on the beauty, texture and richness in our ever day experience.
By playing with color, perspective, shape and composition, I develop images that are easily recognized, yet different enough from the way we typically think of them that they engage our attention and sense of wonder. The finished works offer a reminder that the same subject can be experienced in very different ways, even by the same person, depending on what they bring to the moment.
These pictures become an exploration of the effects of mindfulness and distraction in our lives. I develop them as a reminder for myself of how much happier I am when I am truly (if briefly!) present in my interactions with the world around me — but it is clear from viewers’ reactions that they resonate with others as well.
I am a mostly self-taught painter. I have been painting -- a lot -- for about ten years. I am an eager student, hungrily cobbling together my arts education through workshops, books, blogs and our local arts community. I started selling my work in 2012 and rented a dedicated studio space in 2013. I have participated in several group and solo shows each year since then.
Recent Shows & Events
- Open Studio, Vermont Studio Center (May 2019)
- Unveiling: Exterior murals commissioned by Stowe Street Cafe, Waterbury (November 2017)
- Solo Show: "Darling Clementine" at Waterbury Public Library, Waterbury (March 2017)
- Solo Show: "Inspiration/Exploration" at Hartness Memorial Library, VTC, Randolph (July 2017)
- Solo Show: "Poppies! The Joy of Painting in a Series" at Meeting House Arts, the White Meeting House, Waterbury (May 2017)
- Solo Show: "Inspiration/Exploration" at Hunger Mountain Coop Cafe, Montpelier (January 2017)