Painting Series Listed Below:
1. Large Landscape Painting2. Warhorse/Warrior Series lll3. New England Rock Series / Florida Clusters Series 4. Botanical Illustration / Natural Science Illustration5. Plein Air Painting6. Figure/Portraiture7. Published Work
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Large Landscape 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.
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."
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new england rock series
florida clusters series
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. (Click image below for more images)
natural science illustration
While living on the island of St. Croix, USVI, I began to teach myself how to illustrate botanicals. The cottage was on the outskirts of a tropical rainforest were there was an abundance of flowering plants and trees. By year 2000, I took a two year certificate program at the Rhode Island School of Design majoring in Natural Science Illustration.
plein air painting
There is nothing I enjoy more on a beautiful day then to spend a few hours working on a painting outdoors.
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figure & portrait
drawing & painting
One major challenge for me was to be able to draw and paint the human anatomy. For many years I struggled with this until deciding to register for studio courses at the Art Student’s League of NY. I am now a lifetime member of the League.