I was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. I studied painting under Jeremy Foss and George Nick at Massachusetts College of Art in the 1970s. My interest in color in space started taking hold while mainly painting in a representative style. After graduating from Massachusetts College of Art I continued my studies at Skowhegan School of Art in Maine in 1979 and went on to pursue a Masters Degree at Boston University graduating in 1983. After graduating I went on to a career in graphic design but continued painting throughout the years. I am now painting full time.
About My Art
My interest lies in the relationship of shapes, both positive and negative, as well as the relationship colors. I have recently returned in earnest to my art to explore this interest and have begun a deep exploration of shapes and colors and how they exist and relate in space. I am fascinated by the brain’s ability to seek out these relationships and find meaning and familiarity in the shapes and color relationship. I am also interested in creating movement and change in the composition.
I begin a painting with a basic idea of where I would like the painting to go. From there, the painting tells me where I should bring it sometimes taking me on a long journey. Looking closely at the surface of my paintings you can see where I have been and how shapes and colors were developed and grew to become the final painting. I paint mostly in casein as I have found that it’s consistency, color, and coverage is the best paint to help me achieve my vision.
Recently, I have taken up Adobe Fresco on my iPad. I find that, along with the Apple Pencil, the program offers the closest simulation to traditional mediums. You can find the art created in Adobe Fresco under the Artist Prints menu category.
1983 – Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Boston University School for the Visual Arts
1979 – Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
1978 – Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Massachusetts College of Art
2019 – 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show
2014 – Spotlight on New Talent, curated by Bruce Helander, Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Tequesta, Fla. (3 paintings)
2010 – Florida; New Interpretations Martin Arts Council annual Juried show
1999 – On Your Own Time, Fidelity Investments
1998 – On Your Own Time, Fidelity Investments
1996 – On Your Own Time, Tufts
- Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Skowhegan – Purchase Prize 1979
- Massachusetts College of Art – Student Award for Best Painter
- Fidelity Investments – On Your Own Time, Best Of Show 1996, 1998, 1999
- Tufts – On Your Own Time, Best of Show, 1996