About

The unfetter of the abandoned landscape, spaces with random topography, the calm and chaos of an unlivable, dilapidated space are the situations of intrigue on the roads I travel and paint. The work is primarily in acrylic paint while using different media to bring a layered or tactile look. For a long time fabric was incorporated to bring a relief to the image but this has transitioned to other more subtle effects using elements of paper and acrylic medium. The resulting texture is the topography, and with the imagery, each painting is meant to create a pathway to explore in a new way.

Paintings are created on gallery wrapped stretched canvas with a 2 inch wide profile. Depending on the imagery, the painting extends on the sizes of the profile edge. Each piece is created with acrylic paint over paper. Some of the work has the addition of original graphite drawings which are either drawn on the canvas or added with gel medium.

Upcoming/Current Exhibitions:

Virtual Hosmer Gallery

On-going virtual exhibit at https://forbeslibrary.org/gallery/virtual-gallery/.

Paradise City Arts Festival-Northampton

October 9, 10 & 11, 2021

Every October, for more than 25 years, the Paradise City Arts Festival has transformed the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, Massachusetts into a place of beauty, artistry, and imagination. The Festival, with its unique indoor-outdoor ambiance, brings together an extraordinary selection of artists and makers, from fresh new talent to artists with national reputations. Patrons often write to say, “It’s like visiting a wonderful museum, but you can bring the work home with you.”

Show Hours:
Saturday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 10 am-6 pm
Monday: 10 am-4 pm

Three County Fairgrounds
54 Old Ferry Road
Northampton, MA 01060

website: https://festivals.paradisecityarts.com/

The Marketplace- Paradise City Arts Festivals: https://festivals.paradisecityarts.com/marketplace

Education:

BFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Commonwealth Scholar, summa cum laude, 1998.

AA, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA 1994

Awards:

Artistic Excellence, Senior Exhibition, University of Massachusetts, 1998

Achievement in Art Award, Holyoke Community College, 1994

Exhibitions:

Windows Into Art, Amherst Arts Night Plus, Amherst MA, Amherst Arts Night Plus Brings Art to Downtown Windows, October 1-22, 2020. For more information visit: https://www.amherstartwalk.com/windows-into-art/Visit 220 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA,to view 3 exhibited paintings and stroll downtown to view over 40 artists works in business windows.

Paradise City Marketplace and Paradise City Art Festivals, Virtual exhibitions.

Virtual Hosmer Gallery, Virtual Exhibition, Northampton, MA

Burnett Gallery at Jones Library, Amherst, MA

Galleria, Stafford Springs, CT

Baystate Medical Center, Arts Alive Gallery, Springfield, MA

Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

In Collections:

Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA