Friday, December 5, 2014


"Barn Island Trees" 
Oil on Panel
8"H x10"W

Two of my recent landscape paintings have been accepted at the Chamard Vinyard / Six Summit Gallery invitational exhibition for Connecticut Women Artists, Inc (CWA, Inc) members.  

The opening reception is this Sunday, Dec 7th from 2-5pm at Chamard Vinyard in Clinton, CT. The vinyard is located at 115 Cow Hill Road, Clinton CT, 06413.

Dinner will be available before and after the reception; call 860-664-0299 to make your reservations.

The exhibition itself runs from January 23rd to March 22nd.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

"Back Alley Light" accepted into Juried Exhibit "Surface and Depth"

"Back Alley Light"
Encaustic on Panel
18" H x 14" W x 3" D

 "Back Alley Light" was accepted into the juried exhibition "Surface and Depth" at The Golden Thread Gallery in West Hartford, CT. Tomorrow is the drop-off and the opening is next Saturday, September 13, 7pm - 8:30pm.

This painting is one of three of my "Back Alley" New London cityscape series. I wanted to create a look and feeling of gritty urban textures when they're "washed" by the late afternoon light from the intense late afternoon sky. The light in the city along the waterfront can make everything beautiful.

"Surface and Depth" runs from September 13 through November 1st at Golden Thread Gallery, 303 Tunxis Road | W.Hartford, CT 06107.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Armory Show in NYC

The 2014 Armory Show :

My first time going to the Armory Show in NYC and here are a few of my favorite paintings I viewed.

"Still Life with the White-Red Tomato" (2013) by Raimonds Staphrons, oil on canvas.

Looking at this painting in person I could see all the rich textures, subtle and not-so-subtle colors which activated the surface. I wish I could of gotten a better photo but actually seeing a painting always engages more of the senses.

"Half Salmon" (1961) by Wayne Thiebaud, oil on canvas.

 I am drawn to the physical plasticity of Thiebaud's paintings, how he juxtaposes chromatic grays and complimentary colors to create a vibratory effect. The surface becomes more than surface and has a life of its own.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Day in NYC

8" x 6"
Oil on Paper

My goal here in this painting was to simplify my composition and stay away from detail.  I enjoyed my time in New York City but  I enjoyed pushing paint around more, sorta like the saying "I 'd rather be fishing"!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Park in the Park

Finally getting back to photographing my paintings after recovering from a house fire in August.  It has been slow getting stuff organized but I am getting back into the groove.  Being that it is winter now, I am painting inside using sketches and some photo reference with a lot of memory of how summer felt.

11" x  8" oil on paper