plein air painting at Fort HillAfter a successful 30+ year career as an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, I’ve returned to my first love for painting and drawing as a pastel artist working in a representational style.

James McNeill Whistler said, “It is not for artists to copy nature, but to make art out of nature.” My work reflects the beauty and diversity found in nature and in people. Composition, as well as how light affects form and color, is what drives my art. My pastels are done in studio from my own reference photographs and field notes. Bird pastels are done from photos for which I have received permission to use from the photographers.

I’m fortunate to live part-time on Cape Cod where the unique light, color and vistas provide endless opportunities for inspiration and subject matter. Travel has an influence on my art, too, and gives me fresh perspectives on the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met.

I have a BA in commercial art and continue my fine art education through classes and workshops. I am a current member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape CodEastham Painters Guild, the Creative Arts Center in Chatham MA, the Cape Cod Art Association, and the Provincetown Art Association (PAAM).

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