"Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature." -Eckhart Tolle
This is why I paint. When what I see touches my heart, brings me joy, and gives me peace, I paint so that I might share those experiences with another.
The proceeds from twelve paintings to be be auctioned March 9,2019 at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg Florida will fund scholarship aid to selected St. Petersburg youth.
I began studying art seriously at age ten at the Farnsworth School of Art in North Truro, MA with Helen Sawyer and Jerry Farnsworth, themselves students of Charles Hawthorne, a student of William Merritt Chase.
After majoring in Art at Stanford University, I took a detour into a career as a psychologist and only began painting again after I retired, twenty years ago.
Since then I've been fortunate to be represented by galleries in New York, Santa Fe, Aspen, Boise, and Cape Cod.
In 2013 I was given a one woman show at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
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Over the years I have been influenced by photography, particularly the atmospheric Steichen inmagery. I am drawn to pastel Degas landscapes, charcoal Seurat drawings, representational Richters, Mondrian's early trees, Redon's flowers, and some of the more abstract Turners.