Artist Statement


To capture a fleeting moment in paint is my goal.  When painting I enter a world of heightened focus.  My hope is that the viewer can enter that space and share the experience.  I have been a visual artist since 2004  following my retirement from teaching elementary students.  I am workshop trained.  Albert Handell, Marvin Mattelson, Ramon Kelley, and  Robert Liberace are just a few of my teachers.  I work primarily in oil and pastel.  My subjects include portraits,  landscapes, flowers, birds, animals, and still life.  I embrace the revival of realism.  I believe observing nature and studying classical painting techniques will lead me on the right artistic path.