177 Van Vlierden Road
Saugerties, NY 12477
I am an artist and I love painting in both oil and acrylic. My art is representational but not realistic. Though I generally start with a photo, my goal is not to copy but to capture and transform it into something uniquely mine. I use intense color and brushstrokes to create an image that radiates from the canvas. I’ve been told that I paint with affection and that my animals seem to be smiling. My favorite subjects are people I’ve known, unusual and fanciful animals, store windows, Victorian ladies, and Billy (my King Charles Cavalier.) I also enjoy transforming tiny, old sepia photos into large full-color paintings.
Recently my work has been on view at the Emerge Gallery in Saugerties, at Woodstock Byrdcliffe group shows, and often at ASK in Kingston. In March, I was pleased to have my first Solo Show at the Goddard Riverside Community Center in NYC, where I exhibited over 30 paintings.
I am an ardent Francophile, former French teacher, and frequent traveler. My love of colors and textures draws me not just to painting, but to decorating and gardening as well.