Artist Statement

Although this picture was  selected humorously as a "test" model as the
 blog was created there is something about their joyous innocence that causes them to remain.

While I am not a fan of slapstick comedy, the Stooges do remind me not to take myself too seriously.

Although born with an artistic eye it wasn't until 2002 that I began expressing my creativity through oil painting.  Growing up in Connecticut I invested two great years learning the fundamentals of art at the University of Connecticut before switching majors (Child Development and Family Relations).  Following a quick class at the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH, I pursued further study with Hollis artist Steve Previte.  Art is integral to all aspects of my life and I am grateful for that training.

My eye is drawn to the play of light on life and hopefully captures some unseen essence behind the physical subject matter.  My paintings generally "ask" to be painted calling to me from my multitude of photographic references and the sensory memory of the moment.
I am attracted to aspects of nature, animals, as well as humanity in their everyday settings and often enjoy adding touches of whimsy through paint or title.

 I have received enough awards to baffle and satisfy the ego and I am simply gratified by the reward, and challenges, of creating.

That having been said, each painting desires an appreciative home, feel free to pursue adoption!

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