ink, acrylic, collage on paper
“I’m a mixed media artist who lives and maintains a studio along the coast of Rhode Island. Attending the University of Hartford, I graduated cum laude with a BA in painting. Always finding the time to create, the fulfillment of a dream to retire and live by the ocean now affords me the time to immerse myself in the studio and paint.
My approach to painting is spontaneous and leads to beautiful surprises, translating inspiration to paper. Color is a dominant element in my paintings. Watching the bloom and flow as vibrantly colored artist’s inks find their way around the surface of water saturated paper is reason enough for me to paint!
My painting Parasol Party is part of an ongoing series using those playful umbrellas used in fruity tropical drinks. I’ve painted them, blown up the shapes, and used them as collage elements. With their perky color, imprinted patterns and circular shapes whirling around in my imagination they appeal to a sense of whimsy. Whirling, twirling, cartwheeling!!”