I have been painting for over 25 years. When my youngest, Freddy, left for college in 2008, I began taking formal painting lessons. Fittingly, I named my studio Empty Nest and took art classes while also working on Interior Design projects with Pamela Copeman Design Group. Over the past 8+ years I have studied with a variety of artists and instructors at the Museum of Fine Arts Museum School in Boston, the South Shore Arts Center in Cohasset and the North River Arts Society in Marshfield as well as private painting lessons.
As I’ve grown as an artist and my style has emerged, one thing has remained constant in my art and in my Design work: my love of color. My painting style has been described as Realism with an Impressionist influence. I am inspired by anything and everything, including nature, Broadway stage sets, travel, and fashion and design magazines. I paint whatever catches my fancy but my favorite subjects are Interiors (of course!), Still Life, and Fashion.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and I hope that you enjoy viewing my art as much as I enjoy creating it!
Color is part of my being, and always, really, has been.
Color has been my life’s work since the start,
from luscious lipsticks to vibrant fabrics and nature-painted marble,
color weaves through every moment I can remember.
When I awaken to a new day,
my eyes open to staggeringly rich color
and my heart is filled to the brim with it~
the promise of new palettes, unique shades and hues.
I paint to transport myself to a creative place,
a hideaway in my mind that only comes to play
with color at once the inspiration and the vehicle.
Holding the paintbrush with deliberate freedom,
sweeping a juicy pile of oily cerulean or quinacridone rose,
across a bare canvas waiting for a burst of life,
however it settles, it is meant to be.
Color it seems, is in my heart, my mind, my eyes.
It is my soul and the very core of my being.
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
~Henry Ward Beecher