My passion and dedication for the arts has evolved over the last twenty-five (25) years. My painting began with decorative arts studying with the late Mary McLean, Norfolk, MA, Leah Lopez, NYC and Anthony Tomaselli, Providence Art Club, participating in numerous workshops and then onto private lessons with Kelly McCullough at the Providence Art Club. My focus has been still life in oils and developing my plein air skills.
I am influenced by many artists painting in traditions of the old masters and classical representation on canvas. I believe in creating realism through my own interpretation of color, light and dark, composition and design. My life has transitioned from a challenging business atmosphere to freedom of expression, compassion, and desire to create artwork from nature and impressionistic painting.
I am an exhibiting artist and Board member at the Providence Art Club a current member of Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), Cape Cod Art Association, Creative Art Center, Bristol Art Museum, Newport Art Museum, Portsmouth Art Guild, Warwick Center for the Arts, Attleboro Arts Museum, past President of the Wickford Art Association and a current Juried Artist Member at the Wickford Art Association.