A New Beginning
Born into a culture of artists, in New York, art was the fabric of her family. She studied business and marketing in NY. After a successful career in marketing and graphic design, she rekindled her passion for art and returned to her painting roots. This reunion brought new direction for her life’s work and next chapter. Today her focus is creating soothing renderings to heighten awareness of natural surroundings and invoke relaxation.
Her highly regarded Natural Elements Series introduces a blend of realistic and abstract views of nature and movement. In addition, many of her exhibitions feature unique abstractions as a portrayal of well balanced texture and refinement.
Her collections are rendered primarily in acrylic and well known for capturing the essence of the sea, earth and ever-changing skyline. “How fortunate we are to have nature’s symphony of color and subjects as a backdrop for our lives. Within each day, no matter the time or season, the sky is an open canvas of infinite and perfected color and formation; we only need take the time to notice.”
Her award winning works have been juried by highly renowned museum curators and artists and represented at esteemed venues and institutions (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, The Mattatuck Museum, The Greens at Cannondale, Wilton, CT, Meadow Ridge, Redding, CT, Greenwich Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Bendheim Gallery, Stamford Art Association, Stamford Ferguson Library, Stamford Loft Artists Gallery, Westport Art Society, Art Society of Old Greenwich, Pequot Library, Carriage Barn Arts Center, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Darien Arts Center, New Canaan, Saint Aloysius Parish and the NYC Architectural Digest Home Design Show).
As a Connecticut resident, she enjoys the coastal backdrop of New England and, organizing charitable art events advocating “The Art of Giving and Healing”.
Blue Horizon I
Style and color spectrums are spontaneous and reflect passion for the freedom of creative response. With a flair for the usage of fluid color and movement, "I never know which direction the painting will take until it begins to take form and assume personality". Within each work, the intent is to engage emotion, curiosity and perspective.
"I’m grateful my imagination has always been my compass."
Art Society of Old Greenwich, Old Greenwich, CT
Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
Darien Art Center, Darien, CT
Fairfield County Arts Association
FCBuzz.Org Arts & Culture of Fairfield County
Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich, CT
Katonah Museum of Art, NY
Loft Artists Association, Stamford, CT
Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Larchmont, NY
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
New Rochelle Art Association, NY
Northern Westchester Artists Guild, NY
Pequot Library, Southport, CT
Ridgefield Guild Of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
Stamford Downtown Artwalk, Stamford, CT
Westport Merchant Association, Westport, CT
“My mom was an amazing artist who painted murals on walls in the 1970’s. She painted beautiful gardens with trees, wildlife with birds and butterflies… absolutely life-like. She was truly talented and very creative. She rarely copied anything; she would invent the scene and you could actually watch it unfold before your eyes. Her passion included florals and landscapes. My mom was always working on something creative and made us a part of it, by demonstrating how to cultivate ideas into something of beauty; that’s how she described art.”
I think the movie “The Notebook” … captured the essence of art in the scene where the elderly wife, suffering from Alzheimer's, admires a stunning view of the sunset on the lake from her window, and exclaims "it’s the most beautiful sight you could ever see"... as her husband adoringly gazes directly at her, not the lake, and states… "it sure is!”
For me, that’s the definition of art; finding meaning behind the beauty.
You, Me and the Sea