363 North Granby Road
North Granby, CT 06060 and Salisbury, CT
My first exposure to the wonderful world of color and painting was with Plein Air classes in my early teens. My professional career took me into the medical world, as a physical therapist, but when I retired, the painting-bug was hovering about as I considered what I was going to do next. I started painting on my own in 2007 about 5 years ago, developing a passion, from which I quickly realized that art instruction would be necessary were I to gain an increased comfort level with what I wanted to do. For the past two years, I have been painting independently and experimenting with my own creativity.
Artists Statement: I feel that art is created and felt from within by both the artist and the viewer. When someone else "loves” what I have “loved” creating, what greater reward can there be?
Professional Affiliations: The Granby Artists Association, the West Hartford Art League, the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, the Housatonic Valley Art League in Sheffield, MA., and The 14th Colony, Millerton, NY.
Academic Artists Association, 62nd Annual National Exhibition, Spring 2012.
Granby Land Trust/Granby Artists Assoc. Annual Art Show, 2010, 2012.
Sharon Historical Museum Art Show, Sharon, CT. 2012.
Connecticut Plein Air Society Annual Member Show, Fall 2012.
West Hartford Art League Member Show, Fall 2012.
West Hartford Art League Winter and Fall Shows, 2012.
West Hartford Art League, “CT+6” (open to CT, +4 New England States, and NY), 2011.
West Hartford Art League, “CT+5” (open to CT, +4 New England States), 2010.
Housatonic Valley Art League, 2010, 2012----3 separate shows, (no paintings submitted in 2011).
East Granby Library Annual Art Shows, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
Small Works Show in Lenox, MA., 2010.
Small Works Show at Hartford Fine Art and Framing, 2009.
“Best of Show” Award for “My Name is Mousse” at the East Granby Library Annual Juried Show, 2010
Honorable Mention in Juried Competition at Lady Audrey’s Gallery in a show called “Bridges”
Third Place in a Juried Show called “Summer on the Water” also at Lady Audrey’s Gallery.
Winner, American Heritage National DAR Art Show, 2007.
I have donated art work for community and school benefits.