About

One might call me an “undisciplined artist” when using the term in reference to the subjects that I paint. I become intensely interested in one subject, photograph for reference and then paint a series of that genre, then move on to something new. My artist’s statement therefore changes frequently.

I’m not a typical Bucks County Artist. Although I live in the area now, I am originally from Brooklyn, NY. and then lived in Nassau County, NY moving here in late 2012.

When I’m observing a scene it is the light and shapes which most often intrigue me. I see unusual designs created by nature, man-made structures and people’s postures.  The curious angles of buildings, the play of sunlight and shadows upon them or on people and objects is what draws me to paint these images. To me, there is mystery in the shadows cast by a strong light and I strive to capture these fleeting moments that many people don’t notice.

I hope you get as much pleasure from viewing my paintings as I did capturing them on my camera and recreating them with paint.

Biography

As a child I was always drawing or painting and designing imaginary buildings and interior spaces and then went on to college receiving my degree in art from the University of Bridgeport.

After college I taught for a few years and then started combining my passion for art with the need to make money.  As designer and owner of “T for U”, a nationwide business, I sold some of the first tie dyed,  hand painted Tshirts then expanding the business, under the name, “Sweat It”, to include painted, redesigned and embellished sweat suits.

While living in New York I studied watercolor and oil painting under Steve Lampasona, at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, N.Y.   Since moving to Pennsylvania in 2012, I have studied under James Feehan, Jim Bongartz and Anne Gannon.  I have taken workshops with John Murdoch, Carol Marine, Abbey Ryan and other artists.  Each of these artist’s styles and techniques are vastly different from each other and I’m grateful to say that each of them generously encouraged me to develop a style of my own.  That said, like all artists, I am constantly experimenting with new methods to freshen my eye and enhance my work.

 

In New York I was in many juried art shows, earning awards and having my work featured prominently as publicity images for those shows. In Pennsylvania I have become a member of Artsbridge, The New Hope Art League and The Artist’s of Yardley. Below is a partial list of the shows that I have been in.

2016

— Artists of Yardley Teacher–Student Show — “Afternoon Sun” used for  promotional image
— Points of View – 6 person show at The Laceworks, Lambertville
— Artists of Yardley – juried
— New Hope Historical Society –juried

2015

— New Hope Art League – juried
2015 — A Month in Bucks County at The Timmons Gallery – juried
2015 — Artists of Yardley – juried
2015 — 1st Annual Gold Light Studio Show – juried
2015 — Bucks Byers – juried
2015 —“Bridges And Barns” at The Timmons Gallery – juried
2015 — Doylestown Art Days – solo show at The Paper Unicorn

2014

— “Take Five” five person show at The Laceworks, Lambertville, Pa.
— Friend’s Of The Delaware Canal at Rolling Green Barn – juried
— Philadelphia Sketch Club – Philadanco Benefit Show – juried
— Doylestown Art Days – solo show at The Paper Unicorn
— New Hope Art League Show at Rolling Green Barn, New Hope, Pa. juried   2014 — Artsbridge Show at Prallsville Mills – juried

2013

— “Deck The Halls” Bucks County Community College – juried
2013 — Bucks County Gallery 6” X 6” Show – juried
2013 — Phillips Mill – juried- “Before The Whitewash” semifinalist for  image of the mill
2013 — New Hope Art League – juried
2013 — Artsbridge – juried,
2013 — Friends of the Delaware Canal at Rolling Green Barn – juried
2013 — Images of the Mill – Prallsville Mills – juried
2013 — Designer House Show, Doylestown, Pa.
2012 — Phillips Mill – juried
2012 — Doylestown Hospital Art Walk

2012 — Philadelphia Sketch Club – “Art of The Flower”- juried
2012 — Sawmill Gallery at Prallsville Mills – “Hidden Hunterdon County” juried
2012 — NHAL “Savor” show – “Finishing Touches” advertising image          
2010 — Port Jefferson Museum of Art – “Let’s Eat’s” show – juried  “The Baker”  3rd Place
2008 — Art at the Bank Spring Show – The Art Guild of Port Washington-                  “Left Towards The Tunnel” Third Place
2007 — Art at the Bank Winter Show – The Art Guild of Port Washington TAG) –    juried –“Green Street Cafe” Honorable Mention
2007 — Art at the Bank Summer Show – The Art Guild of Port Washington (TAG) juried – “Red Pack” Honorable Mention
2007 — “Ideas In Time” Show – Sid Jacobson JCC, Roslyn, N.Y. – juried –               “Three Stages of Rhodies” Second Place
2006 — Nassau County Museum of Art Show – juried  “Ali’s Backyard” 1st place

2005 — Nassau County Museum of Art Show – juried – Roslyn, N.Y.
2005 — South Fork Craftsman Guild Show, Amaganset, N.Y. – juried
2005 — One Man Show at Cheavaux Day Spa in Hewlett, N.Y.
2004 — Gallery North Show, Setauket, N.Y. – juried
2004 — One Man Show at “TOAST” restaurant in Port Jefferson