I look for subjects in antique shops and farmer’s markets, searching for objects that have an interesting form or capacity for reflection. I’m often attracted by the distortion of light through a glass jar or an object reminiscent of a sensitive moment in time. It’s the challenge of communicating feelings intrinsic to familiar objects that inspires and intrigues me.
Ordinary, familiar objects have surprising moments of unexpected color and beautiful reflection to be discovered and appreciated. Finding that beauty in the everyday world makes our lives a little richer.
Drawing has always been an important discipline for me and I enjoy combining the subtlety and sensitivity of line with the richness and vibrancy of oil paint. Adding pure, fresh color and honoring the detail and delicacy of traditional realism, my paintings focus on the interplay of light, texture and form to describe favorite antiques and ordinary objects, with an occasional sprinkling of humor.
John Peto Museum International Trompe L'Oeil Exhibit
American Women Artists Spring 2016 Online Exhibit
American Women Artists Outstanding Still Life Award 2016
American Women Artists Online Spring 2015
Ridgefield Guild of Artists Juried
Hammond Museum Appetite for Art
Merwynsville Hotel Annual Fine Art and Craft Exhibit
Putnam Arts Council's Annual Juried Exhibit
Colonel George J. Morales Memorial Award
for oil still life from Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
Hudson Valley Art Association
Muscoot Farm Gallery Solo Exhibition 2016
Muscoot Farm Gallery Solo Exhibition 2014
Kent Art Association, Award of Excellence 2015
Kent Art Association, Award of Excellence 2014
Katonah Museum of Art Small Works
Hopper House Museum Juried Exhibit
Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, CT
Arts Bash Invitational Exhibition, ArtsWestchester Local Color, Croton Council on the Arts
Ruth Keeler Library Solo Exhibition
Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Festive Home Invitational Exhibit
Katonah Junior Women's Beaux Arts, first place for graphite
Beaux Arts, second place for oil painting
Brookfield Arts & Crafts, Honors for trompe l'oeil
Ad Club of Westchester, Silver Award
The Somers Record - Creating Personal Connections
Allied Artists of America
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
American Women Artists, Associate of Distinction
Oil Painter of America, Associate Member
New York Academy of Art
Art Students League
Edward Hopper House Museum
Kent Art Association, elected member
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Fashion Institute of Technology
Here's my focus - painting stuff to look like stuff, with the aim to capture the essence of what makes a subject interesting.
So, working in the classical style of traditional oils, my paintings are contemporary realism - rendering the details of translucency, reflection and texture - to feature the "personality" of the subject.