I work out of a former sail loft at Little Harbor Studios, in Marblehead, Massachusetts. As a representational artist, I explore the landscape, the seashore, and my immediate surroundings of home and garden. I divide my time fairly evenly between printmaking and plein air watercolor painting, but I often will explore a theme across a wide variety of media as a way to extend my consideration of an idea. When my son began an apiary and I discovered wax, I began to work some of my smaller prints into encaustic collages. I also feel drawing is an essential skill and work at it regularly. It is not unusual for me to take a subject such as fish or flowers and draw, paint, print and collage repeatedly around that central theme. This variety in approach not only freshens and sustains my interest but also helps me understand my subject more deeply. The more I look at something, and the more tools I have sharpened and utilized, the more the material argues for expression.
I have studied with a number of excellent Boston area teachers including watercolor and printmaking with Joel Janowitz, plein air watercolor with Gary Tucker, woodcut with Julia Talcott, and moku hang woodcuts with Matt Brown of Lyme, NH. I have studied painting, drawing and printmaking at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Maud Morgan Arts in Cambridge, and the DeCordova School in Lincoln, MA.
I am a member of the Marblehead, Salem and Newburyport Art Associations, as well as the Monotype Guild of New England. I am also a member of the plein air painting group, Boston North Artists.
Boston North Artists: Watercolor, oil, acrylics and pastels(group show), The Gallery at Grosvenor Park November 8th -Jan 2 2020
WorkLoft, Marblehead, MA: Works on paper, Watercolors, woodcuts, monotypes. February 5th-March 5th, 2019.
Marblehead Arts Association: A Cloud Atlas(solo show) March 16th through April 28th, 2019. Monotypes, Oils, Watercolors, encaustics, drawings.
In addition to participating regularly in group member shows in area member Art Associations:
Kaji Aso Studios, Boston MA. Sprezzatura: October 12 - 28th, 2018.
September 2018-Pressing Matters. Monotype Guild of NE member show, Lynn Arts Association, “Protea”.
May 2018-In the Garden-dual show with Andrea Bunde. The Gallery at Grosvenor Park, Salem MA. Paintings, monotypes, woodcuts, collographs, drawings.
December, 2017-Little Harbor Studios Holiday Showcase, (group show) Watercolors, monotypes, The Gallery at Grosvenor Park, Salem, MA.
July, 2017-Marblehead Festival of the Arts, Paintings, Prints, Encaustics, Drawings, Marblehead, MA
May, 2017-Newburyport Art Association, Regional Juried Show: Monotypes, Newburyport, MA.
April, 2017-Speaking the Local Vernacular, (Solo show) Paintings, Prints, Encaustics, Carten Gallery, Marblehead, MA.
October, 2016-New England Watercolor Society, 2016 North American Open Show (juried), North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, MA. "Mackerel on Majolica"
April 2016-Three by Three: Three Artists, Three media, Group show, Drawings, watercolors, prints. Centennial Gallery, Peabody MA
April 2016-A Celebration of Japanese Woodblock Printing/ Matt Brown and students, McGowan Fine Arts Gallery, Concord, NH.
May 2016- Monotype Guild of NE, 4th National Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, “Blue Plate Special"
May, 2015- THE BIG PRINT, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA. "Charles River Alphabet"
Instruction: Plein-air watercolor at Moraine Farms, Fridays in July, 2018. Learn the basics of plein air painting on an Olmsted estate in North Beverly, MA. Contact the artist for details.
Monotype Guild of New England, 4th National Monotype Exhibition, "Blue Plate Special", Award of Merit, April, 2016.
Marblehead Festival of the Arts:
Best in Show, and People's Choice Award: "Foxgloves", Monotype. 2017
Outstanding work: "Stick and Ball", Drawing 2017
Outstanding work, "Shading the Peonies", Printmaking 2016
Honorable mention, "Consider the Lobster", Painting, 2016
Honorable mention, "Boston Public Garden Sketch", Drawing, 2016.
People's Choice Award "Sailor's Valentine", Mixed Media, 2015
Best in Show-"Blue Plate Special" Monotype, 2015
Outstanding Work: "Paperwhite Narcissus", Mixed Media, 2015
Honorable Mention: "Town Cove, West Tisbury" watercolor, 2014
Boston Athanaeum, Boston, MA,
Charles River Marriot Hotel, Cambridge Ma.
True North Ales, Ipswich, MA