A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, I began painting lessons as a shy yet spirited child studying in Provincetown, Ma. with Henry Hensche as well as with visiting impressionist painters to his school. I received formal training at LEcole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux Arts in Paris, France; The Art Institute Boston; and Boston University. Some teachers with whom I studied that influenced the development of my work in color and light were Lois Griffel at The Cape Cod School of Art, Wolf Kahn at the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts, Janet Fish in NYC.
Early in my career I concentrated on murals and trompe loeil painting, working with teenagers creating murals funded by local agencies and grants. I also worked as an art teacher for many years in public and private education. I now work full time in my studio at home and at 450 Harrision Ave., Studio #403, in Boston, MA. I also facilitate The Bold Palette - Painting Workshops locally, regionally and now internationally, taking small groups of painters to Tuscany once a year. My work is represented by Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, Ma., and by Gallery 37, Milford, DE. Paintings have been exhibited in many group shows, solo shows, juried shows, in publications, and have received awards and commissions. I love to travel and have lived and worked in parts of Europe, the Middle East, Marthas Vineyard, Ma., Cape Cod, Ma., Sarasota, Fl., Los Angeles, Ca., and Santa Fe, NM. I now live in Norfolk, Massachusetts with my husband, Ed.