About the Artist
I am a wildlife artist, native of the state of Connecticut. I began my art career in the 1970’s, focusing mainly on pet portraiture. By 1980 I was also painting wildlife, in particular the wolves that I had come to know in my association with a wolf ambassador program here in Connecticut. I have continued through the years to enjoy the challenge of the depiction of animals, both wild and domestic, in my artwork.I have exhibited in the last 40 years in art shows throughout the Northeast and am represented in five galleries in the northeast provinces.
Commissions have included the illustration of the Wolf Pack Tarot Card Deck for Robert Petro in 1998 as well as the cover illustration for his book 'Windspirit', and many paintings of peoples’ pets. I am a past president of the Tobacco Valley Artists Association and a member of the Academic Artists Association, the Ashford Arts Council and a board member of Arts of Tolland. In June of 2010 I completed eight 8' x 8' murals depicting the town of Stafford Springs, CT in the early 19th century, located in downtown Stafford Springs. In August 2011, I completed two 7’ x 4’ murals for the Somers, CT Volunteer Fire Dept., that grace the walls of their Firehouse Meeting Room. In August 2013 I completed a 12’ mural of a Cape Breton landscape in a house in Grand Etang, Nova Scotia, Canada and the following year completed two wildlife murals at Northwest Park in Windsor, CT.
My artwork can be seen at:
Colouratura Fine Art Gallery in Indian Brook, Cape Breton, NS
Lola’s in Petit Etang, Cape Breton, NS
Artist’s Studio & Gallery at Patriots Place, Foxboro, MA
The Stratton Parsonage, Stratton, VT
I work primarily in pastel and also in oil and acrylic. I am a self-taught artist; my ability to ‘capture’ life on paper, feathers, birch bark and other canvases is a humbling gift. Nature provides me with not only my inspiration, but also its own canvas! My inspiration is drawn upon a lifetime of observation in the woods and natural areas of the world, where I have been fortunate enough to catch glimpses of the wildlife that find their way into my paintings. The balance and harmony of the natural world brings more ‘rhyme and reason’ to my world and evolves at my easel. The expression of these experiences and observations is a lifelong challenge; my artwork is an invitation into that world as well as a tribute to the domestic animals that travel with us.