I am an oil and pastel painter lucky enough to live on the beautiful south shore of Massachusetts, where lovely beach and ocean scenes abound. It is a never ending source of inspiration.
My primary love, however, is portraiture. When I was sixteen, I received a small eight color oil paint set for my birthday. The first thing I painted was a portrait of my little brother. I was amazed to achieve a likeness and I was hooked. The task of studying and portraying the likeness of a fellow human being is a challenge and an honor. The challenge, beyond the technical aspects of painting, is to capture the small subtleties of a person that contribute to their unique “personhood”. I am honored to be invited to make these observations and present them as beautifully as I can.
Now, after painting for almost 30 years, I consider all of my subject matter as a portrait of that time, item or place and I approach it with the same sense of reverence. I am grateful for the beauty of it all
Shows and Awards
2022 Honorable Mention, North River Art Society Members Show
2015 North River Art Society, Focus on Figures, Honorable Mention, Drawing/Pastel
2014 North River Art Society, Focus on Figures, Second Place, Drawing/ Pastel
2013 Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Show, 2nd Place, Drawing/Pastel
2011 Bumpus Gallery Past Presidents Show
2007 Solo Show, Ventress Gallery, Marshfield, MA
2006-2016 Annual Open Studios Show, 4th Floor Artists, Rockland, MA
2005 Pembroke Public Library, Solo Portrait Show
2005 Plympton Public Library, Group Show – The Yellow House
2003 Duxbury Art Association, Member Show, First Place, Drawing/Pastel
age 10, oil