After graduating from the Pratt Institute with a degree in Art Education and painting, I’ve been living in Redding Connecticut and working as a painter and printmaker as well as teaching art in the public schools. Working mostly on landscapes, which have always been very important to me. I am extremely interested in the ways that landscapes are ever changing, with seasons, environmental shifts and urban development. The paintings that I create are inspired by the many different scenes that I have encountered during extensive travel. Some of the images are obviously site specific, while others remain mysterious and may be images that reside in the collective memory. I often emphasize season, and time of day in an attempt to draw the viewer not only into a specific landscape, but also to a specific moment in time, and allude to the feelings that could be associated with that moment. I use a perspective that seems to radiate from the viewer back into space, as well as exaggerated color temperatures and surface textures that add to the idea of inviting a moment. Some of the works that are created using oil on paper are a further exploration of emphasizing a moment in time. These works are composed with the idea that the surface of the paper will begin to deteriorate over time. The moments and feeling captured on the oil on paper works will disappear and alter as time passes. Works that are split in multiple panels are created this way so that the image is broken up, in an effort to slow down the viewing of these pieces. These multiple panel pieces can be seen as a whole image when they are positioned together or as separate images.
I graduated from Pratt with a BFA in Painting and Art and Design Education. I show my work locally and in galleries across the country.

  • Joined: March 2010
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