My art is representational but not realistic. Though I generally start with a photo, my goal is not to copy but to capture and transform it into something uniquely mine. I use intense color and brushstrokes to create an image that radiates from the canvas. I’ve been told that I paint with affection and that my animals seem to be smiling.
I love painting in both oil and acrylic. Among my favorite subjects are people I’ve met, beautiful and fanciful birds and beasts, store windows, Victorian ladies, and Billy,my King Charles Cavalier. I also enjoy bringing life to tiny, old sepia photos by transforming them into large full color paintings.
Recently my work has been on view at the Emerge Gallery in Saugerties, at Ask in Kingston, and at Bryrdcliffe group shows in Woodstock. In March I was pleased to have my first Solo Show at the Goddard Riverside Center in NYC, where I exhibited over 30 paintings.
I am an ardent Francophile, former French teacher and frequent traveller. I love literature, film and poetry. My love of colors and textures draws me not just to painting, but to decorating and gardening as well. I divide my time between Saugerties and the Upper West Side of Manhattan.