As a visual artist, I work in the mediums of Encaustic, Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media.
After graduating with a BFA in illustration from Southern Ct. St University in 1990, I moved to NYC to pursue a career in illustration, fine art, teaching and consulting. Living in the east village for 17 years, I was exposed to a variety of art and culture and had the opportunity to show my work in a few small galleries. I eventually became restless living in my tiny NYC apartment, so in 2008, I gave it up and moved to a larger seaside home in Newport RI. This is where I learned the techniques of encaustic and had the space and ventilation necessary to pursue this form of painting.
In 2014 I moved to another seaside town, New Bedford Massachusetts. I am completing my graduate degree in art education at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, while teaching and making art full time at my downtown studio in historic New Bedford.
Through my artwork, I try to find that elusive quality which can transform a figure or a landscape from the ordinary. Working with encaustic is effective in that regard; allowing me to convey that sense of place by capturing its fleeting magic using hot wax and a heat gun.
Attempting to convey the light quality is important to me, it is always the light that interests me most about any subject, location, or dreamscape. It is my inspiration and often my greatest struggle, and I utilize many mixed medias and surfaces in attempt to capture that quality in my work.
“While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality, true art lies in a reality that is felt.” Odilon Redon