Since childhood, art has been a large and defining part of the person I have become and strongly influences the way in which I view the world around me. Having an artist grandmother, with a home studio, made it seem so natural a part of daily life. Hopefully this love of art will continue to be passed down through future generations.
Painting is my passion. Although I am a representational artist,painting mainly in oils, my interest is not in copying a subject in a photorealistic way but rather to create something that is sensed on an emotional level in addition to what is seen with the eye. I paint both en plein air, which is both an exhilarating and challenging experience that feeds my soul, and in my Medford studio.
Moving paint around is what it is all about, placing one piece of color against another to create that atmospheric effect and convey a mood. That's the mystery and illusion of painting.
What attracts me are scenes infused with mood and atmosphere. There is no shortage of either along the coastal areas. Having spent summers for most of my life along the New Jersey shore has given me an endless supply of inspirational subject matter.
Many people have told me that my paintings have a calming quality, a moment of pause in an otherwise hectic life. This, to me, is the purpose of art....