ARTIST STATEMENT
EXHIBITION HISTORY
GALLERIES
MY FAVORITES


Artist Statement



If I come across something of interest that will be a focal point for me to build on, that excites my passion for elements of the past—old, cast-off objects,—run down barns, old junk cars, and abandoned houses. These are the objects I collect and infuse with new life through my paintings. When I create such a piece, I wish to convey the emotions I feel for the scene or objects to the viewer. I want the viewer to be an active participant in my joy, melancholy, humor, nostalgia. Through my textures, layers, earth-tones, and choice of images, I strive to convey these feelings. To me, the process of creating a work is transcendental I am completely lost in the making, I am part of each piece. It does take time to finish each painting as I work on several at once. Each painting is a slow build up of many layers to reach the final detailing.

My goal is to create and master my craft, not just in the painting but in the feelings Ive described previously to the viewer. To elicit emotion will make the piece and my goal complete as a work of art. Communicating on a visual emotional level is akin to how music touches your spirit, your very soul.
Creating art for me is an embodiment of what Im made of. Its a meditation for my psyche.

Artist Exhibitions



Member - Oil Painters of America
Member - Portrait Painters Society of America
Portrait Society of America - Onlin Exhibition - Juried Show - 2017
Oil Painters of America - Exhibition - Portraits - Juried Show - 2017
Gallery 25N online Exhibition 2017
St. Augustine Art Assoc. - Juried Show- Florida - 2018 - 2nd place Monitory Award
St. Augustine Art Assoc. - Juried Show - Florida - 2017
St. Augustine Art Assoc. - Members Show - Florida - 2017
St. Augustine Art Assoc. - Juried Show - Won Jean Wagner Troemel Award + Monitory award - of Florida - Best of Show - 2017
Anderson Gallery St. Simons Island Georgia - Juried show 2017
Gallery 25N Online Gallery Exhibits STILL LIFE - 20 International Artist Opens November 30, 2016
St. Augustine Art Assoc. - New Members Show - Florida - 2016
The Art Studio St. Augustine Beach - Featured Artist - Florida -2016
Copley Society of Art - UNEXPECTED - Juried Show - Boston MA - 2015
New Bedford Art Museum - Juried Members Show - 2015
Gallery X - Found Objects Show - 3 pieces - 2010
Gallery X - Public Hanging XXI - 3 pieces - 2010
Cambridge Art Association - Juried Show - Members Prize Show - 2008
Cambridge Art Association - Juried Show - Northeast Prize Show - 2008
Cambridge Art Association - Members Show - sold exhibited piece 3500 - 2007
Cambridge Art Association - Juried Show - Prize Show Cambridge - 2007
artSpace@16 gallery - 33 annual show - 2006
ARTSWorcester Biennial Show - 2005
ARTSWorcester Members Show - 2004
ARTSWorcester - Biennial 2003 - Received 1st Prize for Sculpture - 3D Landscape
Quinsigamond Community College - 2003 - Two Minds One Vision - shared
show with daughter L.E. Ashley plus four co-worked pieces
ARTSWorcester Member Show, Worcester, MA 2002
Copley Society of Art - UNEXPECTED - Juried Shoe - Boston MA - 2015
Duff Gallery - Summer Theme Exhibit •Gone Postal• - 2014
Duff Gallery - Guest artist - 2014
Copley Society of Art - Members Show - Boston Ma - 2014
Gallery X - Public Hanging XXV - 2014
Gallery X - Swain School Reunion Show - 2013
Gallery X - Public Hanging XXIV - 2013
Gallery X - Public Hanging XXlll - 2012
Gallery X - Public Hanging XXll - 2011
F-8 Fine Art Photography Gallery Kennebunkport, ME - •undressed• - painting - 2011
Discover the Landscape, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, Ma 2003



awards NY Society of Illustrators - artist member
Illustrations, 2 vol. NY Society of Illustrators Annuals
Illustrations, 2 vol. Outstanding American Illustrators Today...

Artist Publications



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Artist Collections



Quinsigamond Community College - Library permanent collection - Worcester, MA - 2005

Private Collection of Mr. Richard McKenzie, Founder Seven Bridges Foundation,
Greenwich CT - 2013 - sevenbridges.org
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Artist Favorites



Personal Favorites