Nestled under silver maples about one hundred feet from our home, my new studio is situated to capture the beauty of Mount Equinox and the Green Mountains. It’s a small, peaceful space from where I create both oil paintings and icons. 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, and advanced workshops with iconographer Peter Pearson. Recently my paintings have been exhibited in Manchester, Vt; Albany, Troy, Cambridge and Schuylerville, NY, as well as Dalton, PA. 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.”