I grew up mostly in coastal New England; first in Connecticut, then in and around Boston before finally settling in Maine in 1999. Here, I'm surrounded by gorgeous beaches, rocky coastlines, lush marshes and breathtaking landscapes. Not surprisingly, this has inspired much of my work. Recently, I've also added still life painting to my area of interests. I paint primarily in oil .
My road to becoming a full-time artist began when I was very young, always drawing or painting. I was raised by scientist parents who gave me an eye for observation, a love for nature and the tools and opportunity to explore my constant urge to create art. I also credit an artist grandmother whose work and talent influenced and encouraged me from my earliest years.
Nonetheless, I went to school for a non art-related education based on my parent's advice that "art is a good hobby but an unreliable source of income." This was perhaps sound advice and I did enjoy my first career in the corporate world, but I always imagined a future that included my own studio where I would spend my days painting. The move to Maine finally allowed for that...though the studio would come years later after three kids were raised and the playroom was no longer needed.
I've been painting ever since and have found both success and reward in finally doing what I was meant to do. This year, I was named one of Maine's Noteworthy Artists in the Art Maine Annual Guide. I am a member of Oil Painters of America. My paintings have been accepted into numerous juried art shows and my work has sold to collectors throughout the United States.
2020 Oil Painters of America Virtual Juried Salon Show, juried show
2020 Allied Artists of America 107th Annual Exhibition, juried show
2020 Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, "Top Art" Exhibition, juried show, Portland ME
2020 Maine Home+Design, "Seventy-Five Noteworthy Maine Artists", Art Maine Annual Guide
2019, 2018, 2017 Annual Yarmouth Art Festival, juried show, Yarmouth, ME
2018 Kefauver Studio & Gallery, "Rock 'n' Wave" Show, juried show, Damariscotta, ME
2019, 2018, 2017 Skillins, Annual Group Exhibition, Falmouth, ME
2016 River Arts, "Flowers" and "Artists Choice" Exhibitions, juried shows, Damariscotta, ME
2013 Maine Women in the Arts, Awarded First Place in Watercolor