I was born and raised in the Northeast but have lived and traveled much of the USA and Europe. I have always been drawn to the mountains, lakes and ocean. I'm inspired by the natural surroundings and captures the serenity and magnificence of my special moments with nature. Whether it’s majestic mountains, reflections in a lake, the colors of autumn or a wildlife moment, my goal is to "share the moment” through oil, acrylic and pastel paintings.
I started oil painting in 1983 while living in Louisiana and Texas. I'm dedicated to improving his skills and knowledge through studying with various artists and have expanded my painting skills by delving into acrylics and pastels. I found that my engineering background combined with my love of nature and art give me a unique perspective and expression through my contemporary realist paintings that capture the light, feeling and emotion of the moment.
I am an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America and have been fortunate enough to have been juried into many exhibitions as well as having won several awards for my paintings.
Recent juried and invitational exhibitions & awards:
Vermont Pastel Society Judged Members Exhibition 2022 - Chaffee Art Center Rutland, VT
Solo Exhibition - Espresso Bueno Barre, VT - 2022
Adirondack Pastel Society National Juried Exhibition - 2022
Schenectady Art Society Members Show - Turf Tavern Exhibition - 2022
Adirondack Pastel Society Exhibition - Tannery Pond Gallery - 2021
Vermont Pastel Society Judged Members Exhibition - T.A. Woods Center - 2022 - Best Figurative Work
Adirondack Pastel Society National Juried Exhibition - 2021 - Best in Show
Sacandaga Valley Arts Network - Upstate Waters Juried Exhibition - 2021
Adirondack Pastel Society - Eden Compton Studio & Fine Art Gallery Spring Show - 2021
Schenectady Art Society Members Show - Turf Tavern Exhibition - 2021
Vermont Pastel Society Judged Members Exhibition - Southern Vermont Art Center - 2021
Vermont Pastel Society Juried Show - 2020
Adirondack Pastel Society 12th Annual Members Exhibition - 2020
Southwest Florida Pastel Society - "Valued Strokes" Judged Exhibition - 2020
Schenectady Art Society - American-Italian Heritage Museum Exhibition - 2020
Adirondack Pastel Society National Juried Exhibition - 2020
Vermont Pastel Society - Southwestern Hub Exhibition - Beyond Gallery - 2020
SVAN (Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Gallery Exhibition - 2020
Vermont Pastel Society - Southwestern Hub Exhibition - Bonnet & Main - 2019
Adirondack Pastel Society National Juried Exhibition - The Shirt Factory - 2019
Vermont Pastel Society - Southwestern Hub Exhibition - Valley Artisans Market - 2019
SVAN (Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Gallery Exhibition - 2019
Vermont Pastel Society Juried Exhibition - 2019 (Mallory Lake Memorial Award)
Adirondack Pastel Society Annual Members Exhibition - Crandall Public Library - 2019
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