Meet the Artist...
I spent my childhood enjoying the beaches on the “Treasure Coast” of Florida and my summers exploring the beautiful countryside of southern Virginia, beginning a life long love of water and nature. After completing a Bachelor of Art in Art at the University of South Florida, I continued my enjoyment of the ocean and love of travel by working on board the cruise ships of the Oslo, Norway based Royal Viking Cruise Lines for the better part of ten years. Lay-overs in port cities provided the opportunity to visit art museums around the world. The art in museums such as the Uffizi, Musee D’Orsay, Metropolitan Museum of Art and The National Gallery of Victoria continued to stimulate my interest in art. My fascination for the workings of nature led me to graduate work at the University of Florida and an on-going sixteen year career in limnology (fresh water science). My watercolor paintings continue to reflect my love of the natural world.
Most of my artwork is representational and emphasizes both dynamic color and the interplay of light and shadow. I also often stress patterns and movement in composition and design. Although I sometimes paint in other mediums, transparent watercolor displays a special luminosity that cannot be duplicated.
I work primarily in transparent watercolor and have been a professional artist for several years. My watercolors are included in private collections in the United States, Canada and Europe and have been recognized with awards in state, national and international exhibitions. Recent venues for my work include juried group exhibitions at The Crary Art Gallery in Warren, Pennsylvania; The Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, Florida; The City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California; The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas; The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida, The Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Delray Beach, Florida; The A. E. Backus Museum, Fort Pierce, Florida; The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY; The Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China and The National Watercolor Society Gallery, San Pedro, California.