I am a native of Williamsport, Pa. and graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in art. Five years of study at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D. C. further sharpened my drawing and painting skills.
Having lived for thirty years in Maryland hunt country, my focus has been equine and canine portraiture done on commission. My challenge with this work has always been to capture the spirit of the animal, as well as the love its owner has for it. Both of these qualities are revealed in the eye. I have owned horses and dogs for many years. They are unique, wonderful creatures and each one is different. My oil and graphite portraits are part of private collections in Maryland, Washington D. C., West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Florida and Williamsport.
Williamsport is now home again after having lived in Maryland for many years. I am active in our local art scene as a participant in solo and group shows. My involvement includes the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, Bald Eagle Art League, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Susquehanna Art Society, Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society and the Corning Arts Festival. I was honored to exhibit at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award celebration. My work was chosen to be included in the Susquehanna Health Tower Project.
Relocation to Williamsport has reignited my passion for landscape drawing and painting. My goal, now, is our mountain vistas. Beautiful in all seasons of the year, they feed my artistic spirit. Great satisfaction comes from getting outside and working directly from nature with fellow plein air painters. All senses are sharpened and there is much emotion in the urgency to capture what we’re seeing on canvas or paper. In my estimation, a landscape painting is successful if it invites the viewer to linger in another world, if only for a moment.