I have been making art my whole life, at different times focusing on ceramics, fiber arts, and papermaking. After graduating from Plymouth State University as an Art Education/Art History major, I created appliqued landscape wall hangings that sold in galleries, juried shows, and were commissioned by collectors throughout New England. I began painting intensively in 2006, inspired by artists such as the Canadian Group of Seven, Emily Carr, Fairfield Porter, as well as many contemporary painters.My paintings speak to a sense of place and the landscapes I love – from the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine to the coastal marshes and islands of Maine, and occasionally from travels out west. My inspiration comes from the dramatic and constantly changing elements of sky, land, water, and especially the edges where they meet and merge. Time spent in these still wild and beautiful places reinforces the need to ensure robust conservation efforts so they will be here for future generations.
My paintings represents both plein air and studio work from my photographs, memory, and imagination. My work has been exhibited in a number of group and solo shows, and is included in several private and corporate collections. I am currently represented by WREN’s Local Works Gallery in Bethlehem NH and at the Jackson Art Gallery. After a career in the nonprofit field, I recently retired from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and now I finally have more time to travel and paint!