I am a retired elementary school teacher and reading specialist and am now able to turn my focus to art. I paint in watercolor, oils, and pastel. I teach watercolor classes in the Lathrop Easthampton Community. As you teach, you learn so much about the art of painting. It's a pleasure to bring art to seniors, many of whom have never painted before. I love to paint plein air, and from my own photographs. I try to capture some of the joy and beauty of our disappearing landscapes which touch my soul so deeply. I am ever more aware of the interesting patterns of nature. I am especially inspired by ocean marshes, a certain light, a moment in time.
I have had shows in the following galleries: McGrath Gallery, Goose Rocks Beach, Maine; Brookfield Gallery, Brookfield, Vermont; Must Stop Gallery, Colrain, MA; Co-op Gallery, Shelburne Falls, MA.; Arts and Flowers Gallery, Easthampton, MA; Elusie Gallery, Easthampton, MA.Rockridge Community Gallery, Northampton. My paintings can be found in the Connecticut Valley, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, Germany and China. I run the Lathrop, Easthampton Gallery with the help and support of an art committee. I paint with the Easthampton Art Guild and with the Old Deerfield Painters group.
Second Prize at the Holyoke Art League 2009. Paintings in two corporate locations.