Artist Statement


Until recently, my work was drawn from nature, and evoked the calm, meditative experience of being in a beautiful landscape. Many of my paintings reflected Nantucket’s distinctive light and color. I became a member of the Artists Association of Nantucket in 2006.

In 2015 I began experimenting with abstraction in my landscape painting, and I soon realized that I didn’t need the landscape, however beautiful—that  what fascinates me most is the act of painting itself. Exploring color, texture, shapes, and marks with different tools—brushes, pencils, oils sticks paint knives—-is exciting and challenging. Engaging with the painting itself to find a way toward a satisfying completion is a compelling—sometimes seemingly endless—adventure. My work has changed not just in becoming abstract, but in expressing a complexity and intensity that I do not pretend to understand.

I have studied at The Art Students League in New York, at the Artists Association of Nantucket, The Nantucket School of Art and Design, and the Woodstock School of Art.

My work is currently exhibited at the Cecilia and Seward Johnson Gallery on Nantucket.