Currently living in Maine, I'm an oil painter who first picked up the brush when I was a child in upstate New York. While my studies and profession took me into social science research I remained a dedicated artist at heart.
I think the defining moment of my efforts came was first realized in my oil painting, Foliage, which took over 100 hours to paint in my evenings and weekends in my dining room in South Carolina. I learned a lot about myself in those hours. First, I have an affinity to details as represented in my style and data centered profession. And, secondly, that I do very much want to be an artist. A professional artist. When a call for art was announced in my city I took the plunge. In the Spring of 2021, Foliage was awarded Best in Oil at the North Charleston Arts Festival.
My art career is just beginning. I've completed a companion piece to Foliage title Magnolias (2022). I understand myself better with every piece, in the hours of painting I am forced to think about the inspiration that calls out to me. Colors and textures of bark, leaves, rocks and water. While painting, I savor each detail in every brush stroke, in this way I am connected to those few seconds I wish I could take in like the first time. hope my art can create a moment of reflection to appreciate what we have as the world and climate changes, so that we can appreciate the beauty around us and preserve it.
2021 Fall Park Circle Art Walk Display in N. Charleston SC