My love of art, though sometimes taking a back seat to my family and legal career, is now a central focus of my time and energy. With nearly 30 years of study at The Art League School and at U.S. and overseas workshops, I have experimented with and enjoyed a variety of artistic media but find that I most enjoy painting (oils and watercolors) and printmaking (primarily etching and monotypes). I am particularly drawn to the interplay of light and colors, found in virtually any subject matter, and to experimenting with the ways in which an image is altered when depicted in different media.
Learning to “see like an artist” has enhanced my awareness and appreciation of the visual world, expanding the range of subject matter depicted in my work. I continue to enjoy the landscapes and flowers that were the principal subjects of my earlier work but, as my skills and confidence have grown, I have also taken on increasingly challenging images (my paintings of performing musicians, for example). Now retired from the legal profession, I am able to devote more time and effort to my art as I seek to further develop my artistic voice in works that use traditional techniques to create dynamic, contemporary images.
Like all artists, I have been taught, influenced, and inspired by others. Yet the infinite range of possibilities for combining lines, colors, values, and shapes provide the opportunity to create and share something uniquely my own.