I have a passion for the forests and mountains of New England. When I’m not painting my region’s wild scenery in my studio or en plein air, I am probably hiking, running on a trail, or out on a lake or river in a kayak. The grandeur of alpine summits, the intricacy of intertwining limbs in the deep woods, and sparkle of rushing water down a mountain stream inspire and inform my painting process.
Within my practice, I specialize in landscape painting in the realist and impressionist traditions. I have been painting in oils and watercolors for over twenty-five years. My focus is landscape painting in the mountains of New England, particularly here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine. Each year I hike in the backcountry, taking in the dramatic scenery of the wilderness, sketching, painting, and taking photographs for later use. I am always trying to capture the special atmosphere unique to this area with its changeable weather, steep trails, and limitless views as a way to promote the unique and fragile beauty of places that deserve conservation.
My home is in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. Originally from Vermont, I grew up in southern New Hampshire. After a long spell of living in Boston, I returned to the Granite State in 2018 to pursue my career as an Archivist and to live among the mountains that I aspire to capture ever more authentically in paint. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and Art History from Hartwick College, as well as a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the Harvard Extension School.