Artist's Statement

I like ambiguity--a stroke that reads clearly as paint, yet also part of a design.  I obsess over strokes, favoring certain brushes that allow me to make clean sweeps, to lay down clean color.  It's the goosh and swoosh of the paint I love, finding surprises--a color that sears, a rhythm that dances.  I try to capture energy.

Portland Harbor, Acrylic on Canvas, 24"x 30"

October 2009-Present--River Arts Gallery, Damariscotta.
Summer 2007-Present--Howard Street Gallery, Boothbay Harbor
June 4-30, 2007--Longwood Library, Middle Island, New York, Paintings, illustrations,
and book signing.
October 7&8, 2006—Belfast Poetry Festival, Belfast, Maine, with poet Gary Lawless
produced a series of poems and paintings on Chimney Farm, the home of Henry
Beston and Elizabeth Coatsworth.
September 21-October 22, 2006--Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, 17 paintings exhibited.
March, 2006--University of New England, Portland, chosen for Maine Public Broadcasting             Network pre-auction show.
September 11-October 22, 2005--University of Southern Maine Atrium Art Gallery, "The              Figure Revealed," Group Show.
July 2005--Gleason Fine Arts, Boothbay, "The View from Richard Ford's" painting exhibited          in conjunction with the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance's Garden Party.
Also exhibited in Maine 2004-6 at the Boothbay Art Foundation, the Lincoln Arts Festival,           the Boothbay Land Trust's Boat Builders Show (marine paintings), Art in Waterfront            Park, Boothbay Harbor; one woman shows at Miles Hospital, and the Boothbay
  Harbor Memorial Library.
1970s--exhibited widely in northern Calfironia; named one of San Francisco's Best                      Designers by Taylor & Ng.