In my work, the representation of a "landscape" is not the final goal. Instead, I use the vernacular of landscape painting as a method for exploring composition and color.
My work is about painting not landscape; about illusion not representation; about drawing not twigs and branches.
Professional Experience & Affiliations
•First Night Hartford Parade Puppets, Coordinator. Design, construction and performance of giant “parade puppets” for annual community celebration. 1997- 2008.
•Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, First Thursday. Featured Artist. June 2002, Oct 2000, March ‘98.
•Group Visit Coordinator, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Ct. Part-time position in the Martin Office of Museum Education coordinating and scheduling docent-guided tours for school and adult groups. August 1997- July 2000.
•Docent, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Ct. April 1996 - 2014.
• Parade the Circle 2001, 2002Instructor and Puppet Design. Worked with school age students creating parade costumes. Designed and created parade puppet for Connecticut Historical Society.
•Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT. Member 1992-2000. Executive Board 1994-98, President 1997-98.
•Canton Artist’s Guild, Canton, CT. Member 1999-2001.
•Windsor Historical Society, Windsor, CT. Design, construction and painting of museum display. 1996.
•Northwest Park Nature Center, Windsor, CT. Design, construction and painting of mural backdrop for exhibition space. Work funded in part by the Connecticut Commission for the Arts. Spring 1990.
•Landscape Painting, Normandy, France. July 1989.
Personal Information & Education
Date of Birth: August 6, 1954, Hartford, CT
M.A.L.S. Fine Arts, Wesleyan University, 1991 ; B.A. cum laude, University of New Hampshire, 1976
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven; painting, drawing, and printmaking 1981-89