For many years I have painted plein-air oil paintings. Landscape is my primary subject matter. In my in-studio practice I often paint imaginary places that go beyond the ‘real’ and cross into fantasy. I work my paintings until they have that curious vibrating balance: between the recognizable image, abstraction, and that moment of achieving a beautiful painted surface.
As an art historian, I admire many artists that took that path.
A few years ago, I began incorporating metallic leaf into my work. The metal areas add a dynamic dimension, reflecting color and light, shifting from light to dark, depending on the light source. In the landscapes it can bring a river or a sky to life.
The immense pleasure that I get from making art is unlike any other activity. I hope the viewer experiences a similar pleasure when they look at my work.
Philadelphia Stories, work featured, Winter 2018/2019 issue
Philadelphia Stories, cover image, Fall 2018 issue
The Granite Times, 2018
Solo 2019 Easttown Library, Berwyn, PA
2018 St. David's Church, Radnor, PA
2017 - Present The Choice Restaurant, Brywn Mawr, PA
Two-Person 2021 Shiny Objects, 431 Gallery, King of Prussia, PA With Kathleen Spicer
Group 2022 Forest Bathing, Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock, NY
Square Route, 431 Gallery, King of Prussia, PA
2021 Faculty Exhibition, Patricia M. Nugent Gallery, Rosemont College, PA
2019 The Woodmere 78th Annual Juried Exhibition, the Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Faculty Show, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Significant Others: A Portrait Show, 431 Gallery, King of Prussia, PA
Sky, Sea, Land, 431 Gallery, King of Prussia, PA
2018 MCGOPA 20th Anniversary Exhibit, The Henry Gallery at Penn State Great Valley, Devault, PA