Born April 25, 1962 in Gloucester Massachusetts, an area long frequented by artists. Interested early in art. Studied watercolor with Martin Ahearn in the 1970s. Worked as a graphic designer for Applicon and Crimson Travel for several years in the 1980s. My work has been carried in the past by galleries in North Carolina, California and Idaho. Married since 1985 to a United States Marine officer has meant frequent moves to places such as Florida, California, New Orleans, Washington, Wisconsin, Hawaii, Louisiana for the second time and now Idaho. This, along with raising two sons, has had it’s challenges for my career but I have also benefited from ever expanding sources of inspiration and the wonderful support of various art communities all across the nation.
Signature member Idaho Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies
Member Idaho Watercolor Society; ;Nampa Art Guild; Associate Member WAOW; NWWS; TWSA; AWS
Syracuse University BFA Illustration 1984
Some Recent Shows and Awards
WAOW Tucson 2015 Juried Annual, American Art Collector Award of Excellence, "Solitude"
also Southwest Art Award of Excellence, The Sublime and Mundane"
TWSA 39th Annual Juried Exhibition 2015, "Joy in Counterpoint"
Art at the Walker, Garnett KS 2015, "Gather All The Gifts of Fate", 3rd Place
WFWS Annual Juried Show 2015, "Frosty"
Idaho Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show 2015, "Illumination"
Paint The Parks 2015, "Lava Fields"
Wallowa Valley Art Festival 2014, Second Place, "Shelter"
Richeson Floral Online Juried Show, "Opportunity"
The Artist's Magazine Annual Competition 2014 Finalist
Nampa Art Guild Juried Show 2014, "Around The Unknown Curve"", Best in Show
WAOW San Diego Juried Show, Honorable Mention, "Crows at Bogus"
Parklane Gallery 2013 Juried Show "Gather All the Gifts of Fate"
ArtSouce Gallery National Juried Show 2013 "Clearer in the Absence"
After Dark II Greg Moon Art Taos NM 2013 "Night Parade" and "All Hallows Eve"
Idaho Watercolor Society Juried Show ,First Place and Purchase Award, "Exuberance"
Nampa Art Guild ,Materials Award " Belief in Nature" 2012
Louisiana Art and Artists Guild ,Merit Award "Crazy Hair" 2012
Paint the Parks Mini 50 2010“Looking Outward” created 2010
Pleides Gallery 28th Annual Juried Exhibition“Good Fortune Flowers Everywhere”
Paint America 2009 National CompetitionSecond 100 “Botanical Bay"
Hawaii Watercolor Society 48th Juried Show Juror’s Award -“Good Fortune Flowers Everywhere”
Initial Point Gallery, 2014, "Travels of an Artist", Meridian, ID
The Studio,2014, "Illuminations", Boise ID
Maturango Museum, 1996“Details: Moments and Objects Defined”, Ridgecrest, CA
Western Idaho State Fair Art Show 2014
Artsource Gallery Annual Juried Show 2014
Art Featured In:
International Artist Magazine finalist still life November 2015
Best Of Watercolor: TextureRockport Press, 1997
Best of WatercolorRockport Press, 1995