I have been painting
most of my life and am primarily self taught. From my earliest days there were always oil paints and an easel in our
house. Classes with Virginia McNeice and Joan Bohrer have helped me to put what I see onto paper and canvas.
During the years I lived in New York City, I became a passionate
photographer. Upon moving to the country almost 30 years ago, I found a use for that art form as a beginning to my paintings.
I photograph the scene from various angles and work from these images in my studio, combining these photographs with
my graphic design training to start the process. I work small at first then move into larger formats - my work more
expressive as it gets larger. Pastel has become my medium of choice. I like the feel of pastel on paper.
fortunate to live in the beautiful town of Salem, New York.
Snuggled up hard against the Vermont mountains,
the town is surrounded by soft rolling hills dotted with historic family farms, dairy cattle, sheep, and field
upon field of corn. The four distinct seasons give this area ever-changing vistas throughout the year.
The beautiful landscapes and old barns of the Adirondacks and
Green Mountains inspire me. I'm attracted by the touch of man's hand on the landscape . The barns and plowed fields and the
angles they create in an otherwise soft and rolling landscape beckon me to record them. Sadly, many of the barns that
I have painted over the years have disappeared.
I hope you enjoy these images. Feel free to contact me with your questions.