I graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Fine Arts, and a concentration in Jewelry and Metals. Upon graduation I received the College’s Distinguished Art Award.
After graduation, the detail, planning and execution of my metal work sculptures helped me transition into a career as a graphic artist. After working in graphics for a couple of decades I returned to my fine arts roots creating landscape and still life paintings using watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oils.
I find inspiration in the austere and rugged beauty of the Adirondack mountains where I live. I also find inspiration every summer in the transcendent beauty of flowers. I grew up on a small organic farm in Duanesburg NY where I was surrounded by flower gardens. I often painted and planted flowers. I still plant and paint them and as I constantly try to capture their unique shapes and colors.
1st place “Beautiful Motion” Juried Show at The Strand Gallery, Plattsburgh, NY 2016
Bertha Bartlett Sherman Memorial Award at the Cooperstown Art Association’s Regional Show in Cooperstown, New York.
2nd place Adirondack Artist Guild Regional Exhibit 2014
1st Place “Blossoms and Blooms”, Plattsburgh, NY
People’s Choice at The Depot Theatre, Westport, NY
Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Adirondack Artist Guild Regional Exhibit
The VIC, Saranac Lake NY
Photos from the Cooperstown National Juried Show - 2014
List of Solo Exhibits:
Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake, NY - June-July 2018
NorthWind Fine Arts, Saranac Lake, NY -“Pollinator’s Palette”- June 2018
The Strand Art Gallery - Plattsburgh, NY - February 2018
Cooperstown Art Association - Cooperstown, NY July 2014
Depot Theatre - Westport, NY - Summer of 2013
Peru Free Library - Peru, NY - Summer of 2007