Boothbay Region Arts Foundation Members' Show
Maine Art Gallery Members Show, Wiscasset
Brewster, MA Art in the Park
Old Mystic Village Art Show
Cape Cod Art by the Sea
Bar Harbor, Maine Art Festival
Brunswick, Maine Sidewalk Art Show
York Fall Art in the Park
Niantic, CT Art in the Park
Madison, CT Art Festival
New London, NH Art in the Park
IOOF Auburn, ME Charity Art Competition
Freeport Music and Art Fair
St. Bartholomew's Church Yarmouth Art Show
2nd PLACE MAINE SPORTSMANS SHOW
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, MANHATTAN ARTS INTERNATIONAL 2013
SPECIAL RECOGNITION 'NATURE' LIGHT SPACE & TIME 2013
SPECIAL RECOGNITION 'SEASCAPES' LIGHT SPACE & TIME 2013
1st Prize IOOF/Rebekah's Art Competition 2012
Purchase Prize York, Maine Art in the Park 2012
Honorable Mention Maine Duck Stamp Competition 2011
Working in a natural realism style, I depict the interplay
of plants, wildlife, and landscape as affected by the unique light of the East Coast.I also specialize in ecoart, or
I strive to create a microcosm within which the viewer can experience the reality of
a particular place and time, and 'Step Into My World.'
Born in Portland, Maine, my artistic aptitude first appeared in grade school, but
was not sufficiently nurtured until after I had my children in the 60’s. It was then that
I began taking the occasional art class and found that I was quite adept at everything from
drawing to oil painting. The exception that has never changed is watercolor!
My first sales, (not until the 80’s) were private, and because of the attention those pieces
received, I was encouraged to enter a few shows. Because I was working full time, it was
impossible to enter more than three or four a season, but I was fortunate enough to sell most of
what I painted.
In the 90’s career took the upper hand. I did paint occasionally, but did not show at all.
Then, in 2003, life again afforded me the time to pursue my art. I spent a year building
up an inventory and began to show again. As before, I sold most of what I painted. During
this time, my personal style really began to take shape. No longer was I afraid to take
chances. I painted what I wanted to paint, and people liked it. From 2006 to 2010, work
again interfered with my goals. It wasn’t until I was able to retire in 2010 that I again
began to paint prolifically. In 2012 I showed in 16 juried events
throughout New England.
I recently moved to Brunswick, Maine, where I paint and teach out of my new studio, and
continue to work on a new series entitled,“Man and Sea: Endless Struggle--Lasting Legacy.'