My work reflects my desire to discover beauty, especially through color and light, even in the commonplace. I paint landscapes, water scenes, interiors, and still lifes because I want to remember, and I want others to find beauty everywhere. The feelings and memories evoked by scenes and objects are more important than a photographic record. Every painting is an experiment in trying to convey my experience and engage the feelings and imagination of the viewer.
Working out of doors or from life whenever possible, I try to capture color and mood and explore the interplay of light, shape, and shadow. I work most often in oils because I love they way they capture the richness of nature’s palette, the vibrance and subtlety of light, and the texture of things growing or grown. Occasionally I venture into pastels and acrylics.
I’ve studied under instructors at the Art League School, the Arlington Artists Academy, and workshops sponsored by Del Ray Artisans. I’ve also worked with Lynchburg artist Rosalie Day White and Richmond artist Curney Nuffer at the Nimrod Hall Summer Arts Program in Bath County, Virginia. My paintings have been accepted in juried shows sponsored by The Art League in Alexandria and the Arlington Artists Alliance.