Growing up in Brooklyn, I spent part of most summers on the beach but really fell in love with the natural world and animals when my parents started sending me to the 'wilds' of New Jersey for summer camp. The inspiration for my work still remains Nature’s mysteries and beauties.
I completed my undergraduate education at Alfred University and Empire State College, majoring in Engineering and Art, and received an MFA in Illustration, from Syracuse University, specializing in natural science and technical illustration. Over the years, I have worked with a variety of materials, including hand painted silk art quilts, pastels and colored pencil drawings.
These days I am exploring the possibilities opened by digital painting. Most of my digital paintings start at about 34 by 26 inches. With the computer as my easel, I can easily see the entire painting in a reduced format or parts of the painting to work on in detail. Although I love art supplies (don’t we all!!) I no longer need carry around a back pack of tools; creating my own paper and virtual brushes while fluidly experimenting in mixed media.
Pet portraits gladly discussed.