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More about the artist:

I received a Certificate in Painting from the National Academy School of Fine Art in New York City where I studied for several years with Reeve Schley III. I also attended classes at the School of Visual Arts, Pratt, and a variety of workshops, most memorably with Wolf Kahn.

In addition to the Old Sculpin, I exhibit regularly at the Gallery of Graphic Arts in NYC where I am a juried member of the GoGA Group and where I maintain a studio.  In addition to working plein air in New York, in recent years I have begun painting plein air in Venice, Italy. Her work is in many private collections.


For me, painting the landscape of Martha’s Vineyard and Chappaquiddick began forty years ago, a natural outgrowth of a marriage into a Chappy summer family and my own need to create. Ever since, I have attempted to capture what delights me, first with watercolor and then pastel, collage and oil: the play of light on water, what’s under the water, magnificent shorelines and wetlands, birds, people enjoying it all, and especially, color. The subtle tones of fog, brilliant color of harder light, the luxurious depths of shadows, all entrance me, and I want to share that delight with others.  Making art is a kind of meditation, and when painting in nature, I experience a kind of fusion with what is around me. Looking, understanding what I am seeing, searching for the right color, the right stroke, the satisfying composition—this is completely absorbing.