Artist's Statement

I paint the landscape, presenting it as I see it, and as I have experienced it. I am drawn to paint landscapes that convey a strong sense of space and of movement. Within that space I’m particularly interested in the interplay of color and light in a landscape, the balance between light and dark, shadow and illumination. The rich, solid colors of pastel sticks readily lend themselves to both sharp contrasts and soft, atmospheric interpretations of the light and shadows. The process of creating a painting is my meditation, a refuge from the competing demands of everyday life. 

I work from my own photographs attempting to bring out in my paintings what a camera seldom does – the sense of the journey, the feel of a place. Painting encourages me to see my surroundings with new eyes. It has made me an intentional, rather than casual, observer, and I am constantly on the lookout for inspiration for my paintings. 

Most of my pastel paintings begin as rough sketches on a lightly sanded paper. The painting develops through many layers of pastels to create the rich depth and strong sense of atmosphere in my pieces. There is a wonderful tactile element to working with pastels, with hands in direct contact with the pastels, that I find particularly rewarding.  

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Education

Worcester Art Museum: Instructors Ella Delyanis & Bill Griffiths

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School, MS, Management

University of Rhode Island: BA, Urban Affairs

Exhibits, Galleries, Shows

Juried Shows:

ARTSWorcester Biennial, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011

2011 juror: Patricia Hickson, Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art

at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut

Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod: For Pastels Only, 1997, 1999, 2003-2006,

2011 jurors: Frank Federico and Deborah Quinn-Munson, 2013

Post Road Art Center Landscape Show 2011

Solo Shows:

Preservation Worcester, Worcester, MA, 2009

Worcester Windows, Worcester MA, 2009

The Art Emporium, Westboro MA, 2008

Artist in Residence Series, UMass Medical School, Worcester MA, 2008

ARTSWorcester Quinsigamond College Gallery, Worcester MA, 2007

UMass Medical Center, Worcester MA, 1998, 1999, 2000

Lucky’s Cafe, Worcester MA, 1997

SPAC Gallery, Shrewsbury MA, 1997

Group Shows:

GArtH Gallery of Art at the Hadley, Worcester MA, 2011

Westboro Gallery, Westboro MA, 2001- 2009, Featured Artist: 2001, 2007, 2010

ARTSWorcester UNUM Gallery, Worcester MA, 2008-2009

Day Building Streetside Gallery, Worcester MA, 1999

Artists Collaborative, Hyannis MA, 1997

UMass Medical Center, Worcester MA, 1997, 1998, 2000

Southbridge Center for the Arts, Southbridge MA, 1996

Galleries & Shops:

Danforth Museum Gift Shop, Framingham MA

Affiliations

ARTSWorcester, Board of Directors 1999-present

Westboro Gallery Artists Cooperative

Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod

Links & Websites of Interest

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