Born and raised in Rhode Island, my dream was always to create art - in any shape or form. After graduating from Johnson & Wales in Providence, together with my first husband, I established several successful art and craft businesses where I used my artistic abilities in creative design. Many years later after running a Vermont inn and then an antiquarian bookstore, I returned to the joy of creating art through photography, mosaics, pen & ink drawing, and now especially, through soft pastels. I have fallen in love with this delicious medium and with the joy of putting beautiful color and form to paper.
My pastel studies have included classes and workshops with such wonderful teachers as Robert K. Carsten, Stan Sperlak, Debora Stewart, Donna Rossetti Bailey and Louise Max, and I am dedicated to continue daily to learn and grow in my craft.
I am a member of the Monadnock Area Artists Association (MAAA), South County Art Association, and Pastel Painters of Cape Cod. I am a founding member of Paint Fiber Clay, a group of amazingly talented and generous artists and artisans whose goal is to share our love of the arts and to contribute and encourage each member's growth in their particular medium.
My artwork has been shown at The Gallery at the Vault in Springfield Vermont and at Artistree Gallery in Woodstock Vermont.
Past juried and gallery shows include:
The Vermont Pastel Society's Juried Exhibition at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho,
Vermont in April 2013
The MAAA 2013 Juried Fine Art Show at the Jaffrey Civic Center's Cunningham Gallery in
Peterborough NH - July 2013
Participant in Artistree Gallery's Local Color Exhibit September 27 to October 26, 2013 in
Participant in the Vermont Pastel Society's show at the Hooker-Dunham Theatre and Gallery
in Brattleboro Vermont , November 2013
Participant in the group show of Paint Fiber Clay held at the Grafton Inn in Grafton Vermont
December 8 2013 through January 31 2014
Participant in the Small Works exhibit at the Artistree Gallery in Woodstock VT, December 2014
Participant in South County Art Association's Members Juried Show in Kingston RI, February 2016
Participant in SCAA's 89th Members Show, July 2016
Participant in SCAA's Members Invitational Show, May - June 2017