I am interested in the physical world of weather and light, in the intersections of land, water, and sky, and in how colors meet and influence each other. My landscape paintings often start with small work done on site in the landscape; in the studio, I often use the small paintings as reference points for larger work. My desire is to retain an emotional and physical link to a specific landscape, but to distill details of place, time, weather and light into simplified color compositions that still evoke connection to a recognizable world.



I am a professional artist, formerly based in Ann Arbor MI and living in Massachusetts since 2016. Before becoming a full time painter I was also a graphic designer and I co-founded and
-managed a respected fine art gallery, where one of my pleasures was curating and hanging shows.

My work is included in public and private collections nationwide and in Canada.

I like hiking, animals, and being outdoors in all weathers, and I like putting paint on paper or canvas and finding out what happens next.


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