Among the artists who continue to influence my life is Morris Graves, a painter from the Pacific Northwest. There is a transcendent, Zen-like quality to his work, a quietude of spirit. He once reflected that, “his first interest is in being, along the way I am a painter” . . . sentiments that echo my own.
I received the MFA in Visual Arts from The Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, and the BS and MA degree from The College of Saint Rose, Albany. Further art studies include: The Arts Students’ League; Woodstock School of Art; Skidmore College; SUNY Albany; St. Michael’s School of Sacred Arts, as well as advanced workshops with iconographer Peter Pearson. Past grants have included an opportunity to travel extensively throughout India studying the sacred arts of Buddhism and Hinduism. This enriching experience continues to influence my life and, consequently, my art.
Recently my work has been exhibited as part of The Open Studios of Washington County; the ASA Landscapes for Landsake exhibit, Maple Ridge Gallery, Coila, NY; Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt; as well as in Albany, Troy, Cambridge, and in Pennsylvania. Over these past few years I have focused on photography as well as painting. The stunning landscapes of Washington County, NY, are the source of my new photographs as they continue to be my paintings.