New England Series ~ Tidal Pool Series ~ Florida Clusters Series Plein Air Paintings Large Landscape Painting Series Warhorse/Warrior Series Natural Science ~ Botanicals ~ Portraiture Illustrations
NEW ENGLAND ROCK SERIES - TIDAL POOL SERIES - FLORIDA CLUSTERS To create these paintings, I would spend my free time working on site among the rocky tidal pools during the low tide. There I could find an array of colors, shapes and sizes of both living and organic objects to incorporate into my larger works. The New England Rock Series has been exhibited along with my plein air and nature illustrations of wildflowers and crab studies from the New England region in two solo exhibitions held at the Audubon Society of Bristol, RI, and at the Greenwich Audubon Society of Greenwich, CT.
PLEIN AIR PAINTING There is nothing I enjoy more on a beautiful day then to spend a few hours working on a painting outdoors. I have painted canvas from the Colorado Rockies to the Caribbean, Catskill Mountains of NY to the coast of New England. My plein air paintings have been exhibited in many solo, juried and group exhibitions. I also participate in plein air wet paint events and work with a group of plein air painters from Columbia County, NY, in the summer months.
LARGE LANDSCAPE PAINTING SERIES After graduating college with a BFA in Art & Design from the Pratt Institute, NY, I recieved a three month Artist-in-Residency Award from the Woodstock School of Art in Woodstock, NY. It was during this time that I began painting the large landscape series. Four of these canvases were displayed in the windows at Macy's Herald Sq., 34th St. NYC. The painting to the left, 'In Praise of All Things', was chosen for a 2 year installation at the American Embassy Residency in Sarajevo, Bosnia through the Art in Embassy Program, Washington, DC.
WARHORSE/WARRIOR SERIES III It was during the Kosovo War of 1999 that I began to paint the 'Warhorse/Warrior Series III'. My paintings tell an illustrated story of the wounded warrior coming home from battle in the Dark Ages and entering into the promise of the 21st Century. In each new painting, his journey continues along the path towards healing and spiritual growth through the personification of his warhorse." This series is available for gallery representation and exhibition.
BOTANICAL & NATURAL SCIENCE ILLUSTRATION I became inspired to paint botanicals while working for a company that hand painted designs on wooden products. At on point, I relocated to the Virgin Islands where I took up residency in an old gardener's cottage. It was here that I began to paint tropical flowering plants and trees durning the heat of the afternoon. Many years later, I needed to improve my technical skills and decided to take a two year Natural Science Illustration Certificate program at the Rhode Island School of Art. My work was selected for two solo exhibitions at the New York Botanical Gardens, NY and at the Longwood Gardens, PA for a select exhibition on orchid illustrations.
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