I'd like to give credit to Artists I have studied with and helped me grow professionally:
Jeanne Rosier Smith PSA
Robert Carsten PSA
Liz Haywood Sullivan PSA
Michael Chesley Johnson PSA,
Alan Picard PSA (portraits)
Doug Dawson PSA
Joy Dai Buell Portraits
I have enjoyed being creative all my life. Even my career was to inspire and cultivate the creativity of young children. Being a preschool, elementary teacher gave me the experience of constantly being creative and has certainly led me artistically to where I am in my life right now.
Having an innate desire to constantly learn, I was always interested in embracing new things and learning from other people. Being such a curious person has always kept me on the road of discovery. The artist in me cherishes the way painting can capture moments in time. It is amazing what I have been able to witness over the years. My life experiences, places I've traveled to, people I have met, all inspire a desire for me to capture these things in my art. To create something that I can share both now and hopefully with others when time has long passed.
I love color, its use, and the way light and textures can express your emotions, and of course getting messy is always fun. All these elements led me to the pastel medium. I have an appreciation for impressionists and realists and try to combine some of these elements in my work. Art at every level is about self-expression. When I am painting everything becomes encompassed by the story I am telling. Each journey on canvas is a chance to share my feelings and vision.
The American artist Georgia O'Keefe couldn't have said it any better...
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.” Georgia O'Keeffe
Places my work has been displayed:
Jaffrey Museum, Jaffery NH
Sudbury Library, Sudbury Ma.
Bradford Art Show, Bradford NH
The Port Gallery, Kennebunkport Me.
Millbrook Gallery,Bow NH
Warner Artist Festival, Warner NH
Chocolate Church, Bath Me.
Millis Public Library, Millis Ma.
Concord Art Museum, Concord Ma.
Most recent Jurried Shows:
UNE Art Gallery,Portland, Me
Milton Art Museum Milton Mass
Original Pastel Paintings
Still Life , Landscape, Commission projects