A painter of landscapes and portraits, I graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1985 under the tutelage of Miroslav Antic. Originally from Florida, I grew up in a tropical atmosphere—outdoors, barefoot, and with as few clothes on as possible. Today, living and working in Massachusetts and somewhat more encumbered, I paint with lush, vibrant colors and shapes. With studios in Boston and on Cape Cod, I paint land, sea, and beachscapes as well as portraits and am greatly inspired by French painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and by the countryside of France where I traveled extensively after my Museum School studies. For the past 18 years, I have been studying portrait painting with Patrick Carter, an art professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts.
Portraiture and the ﬁgure are often my subjects, and I continue to study this genre. Color and the application of paint are what interests me and, as an interpreter of faces, I’m interested in the “other”—what is caught in an expression, a turn of the head, or a look in the eye. I try to capture the essence of a subject with energy and passion, painting quickly to keep my work fresh and moving.