A native Western New Yorker and a graduate of Buffalo State College, my art is concentrated right now in the gardens of this area, especially the Niagara Falls School of horticulture where I receive inspiration for the floral paintings. My still-life paintings are assembled from generations of family and friends' clothing and objects which speak to me. Charles Hawthorne said that drawing is not the basis of art, color is. Although I don't completely agree with this statement, I do consider myself a colorist. The earlier still life paintings of personal objects are color-saturated and viewed from a middle distance. The most recent series of works, including the Material Pleasures paintings are explorations in light and color as well as simplicity. Working with white on white has pushed me to find color in all the reflections and shadows of the objects.
Objects designed with movement and bathed in light describe my work at this time
I am a member of the Buffalo society of Artists, a signature member of The Transparent Watercolor Society of America,and the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society. Some of the National Exhibitions and awards, include The Adirondack National (Award of Excellence); The TWSA(Award of Excellence);The Batavia National (Award of Honor)NFWS National(2 Grumbacher Gold Medallions, 2nd place, and Award of Excellence). I am included in over a dozen books includingThe Best of Watercolor,Best of Flower Painting, The Best of Watercolor-painting Texture,Creative Watercolor Workshop by Mark Mehaffey , Watercolor Magazine Winter 200 and Spring 2004. I am a member of Who's Who of American Women 2008 and Who's Who 2009.