Artist’s Statement

I take my inspiration from color, light, movement and the abstract within shapes. I will never tire of the amazing beauty around here. My husband and I take what we call meanders, poking down a road, going over another hill and waiting a few more moments for the change in light.

The rewards are the works I paint, works that interpret the beauty of color, light and place.

I was born and raised in central New England, where the mountains and rocks form the landscape. Discouraged from becoming an artist, I eventually got closer by working as a graphic designer for local newspapers. I worked professionally for over 30 years in graphic design and as an art director in the building material, furniture and financial industries. But a painterly voice kept calling. I started out at the Worcester Art Museum school in my early 20’s before graphic design became my career. I then returned to the Worcester Art Museum many years later to take  up painting. I became a Corporator at the Museum and was able to give back some of what was given to me. The classes and workshops created a foundation I’m still adding onto.

With my husband’s relocation for work, I am pursuing my art in North Carolina, quite a way from New England. Many of my paintings are from photos he has taken as we meander in this stunningly beautiful region. I have been challenging myself to paint and paint. The results are canvases that have gotten bigger, smaller, looser and more colorful.

I am grateful for all my teachers, especially Kat O’Connor, whom I studied with in New England, Trisha Adams, who has really opened up oil painting for me, including workshop a with her in Italy, and my good friend Heather Sink at Cravin’ Art in Beaufort. Many thanks to the galleries that have shown my work and the friendship of so many artists and people I have met here in Eastern North Carolina.

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