Artist

Painting is my life and I love seeing one of my paintings displayed in someone’s home as part of their life. Creativity has been a way of life with me since an early age. Living on a salt marsh, I've been very much inspired by my surroundings and love everything about the ocean. I started in clay, then on to watercolor, and now acrylics and encaustic.

A plein air artist, it was acrylics that really pushed me to another level. Encaustic painting, my latest passion, uses beeswax to create beautiful and colorful imagery with significant texture and layering. In all, I like to take a single subject and work it through to complete a series, to achieve a thorough understanding of the creative process.

I graduated from Endicott College and also attended the Boston Museum School & Massachusetts College of Art. Over the years, my art has been exhibited at many art shows and exhibitions on the South Shore and Cape Cod. See below for a partial listing of awards. Currently, I exhibit at my studio in Cohasset Village and at Artisan’s in Hingham Square. 

 

Second Place, South Shore Arts Festival 2017

First Place, South ShoreArt Center Blue Ribbon Show 2017

Best in Show, Plymouth Guild 47th Annual Art Show 2014
3rd Prize, South Shore Art Festival 2014
Award of Excellence, South Shore Arts Festival 2014
Honorable Mention, Duxbury Juried Show, 2013
First Prize, Plymouth Art Guild, 2013
Second Prize, South Shore Arts Festival on the Common, 2011
Honorable Mention, South Shore Art Center, 2011

Second Place Scituate Winter Show, 2010
Second Place Norwell Science Center, 2010
First Place North River Arts, 2009
Third Place Scituate Arts Association, 2009
Honorable Mention, Duxbury Winter Juried Show, 2009
First Place Norwell Science Center 2008
First Prize, Duxbury Winter Juried Show, 2008
Phyllis Kendrick Howard Memorial Award, North River Arts, 2008
First Place Norwell Science Center, 2007
First Place, Cape Cod Art Association, 2006
Second Place Norwell Science Center, 2006
First Place Acrylic Award, Duxbury Winter Juried Show, 2006

Second Place for Watercolor, Quincy Art Association, 2005
Second Place, Duxbury Summer Show, 2003
Second Place for Watercolor, Duxbury Summer Art Show, 2002

First Place Cape Cod Art Association, 2001
Marshfield Fair Brochure Cover, 2007
The Eclectic Gardener', published by the Community Garden Club of Cohasset - watercolor paintings
Marshfield Fair Brochure Cover, 2005