I have always painted in one medium or the other since the third grade when I won the Poppy Poster Contest in school and a check for $25! On my own and needing to support myself I put my artistic passions away, opened the draw and self-taught, began my career as a watercolor artist and instructor. For the past 15 years I have had the privilege to exhibit and teach watercolor painting throughout Long Island. In my travels I can find many different materials to paint and I paint almost everything!
I also enjoy giving instruction on how to paint with watercolors at various libraries and regularly at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River. I find painting with watercolors very freeing and am always trying out new textures and techniques which I bring to my students in class. Please visit the arboretum website for a list of my classes and beginners are welcome! For the past 5 years I have been curator for the arboretum’s art galleries in the Manor House Annex and invite local artists to exhibit. It is a wonderful space to work in.
I have been a member of various art groups such as Wet Paints, Islip Arts Council, Stony Brook Long Island Museum, Bay Area Friends of Fine Arts, Gallery North and North East Watercolor Society.
I have also created and donated my art work to Long Island two Day Walk for Breast Cancer, the Islip Arts Council for their Jazz Festival Poster and Suffolk County Poster for Diversity and donated my art as well to Bayard Cutting for their annual fundraiser. My greatest accomplishment is in helping to create the art group, Women Sharing Art, Inc., a not-for-profit forum for women artists to gather to share their art and exhibit. We give back to our members with yearly grants to further their education and our communities with Student Scholarships. We are celebrating our 15th year in 2023.
My goal is to provide the viewers with colorful crisp and interesting paintings of Long Island that bring a smile to their faces! Enjoy!