“It has always seemed to me, ever since early childhood, amid all the commonplaces of life, I was very near to a kingdom of ideal beauty. Between it and me hung only a thin veil. I could never draw it quite aside, but sometimes a wind fluttered it and I caught a glimpse of the enchanting realms beyond-only a glimpse-but those glimpses have always made life worthwhile.”
- L.M. Montgomery
I am a self-taught artist, originally working in pencil and charcoal before discovering watercolors. In my paintings I strive to capture images of the rural environment around me, as well as people engaged in everyday activities. I mainly work from my own photographs, which I take of my local surroundings and when I am traveling. I grew up on Cape Cod and have spent most of my adult life in southwestern New Hampshire. These places greatly influence my painting. The natural beauty of the world around me and visions of daily life give me the inspiration to paint.
I have original paintings, matted and framed prints, greeting cards, magnets, and bookmarks available in my Online Store. I also paint commissioned pieces from photographs of people, pets and favorite places. For more information on commissioning a painting please visit the Commissions page.
News and events
On the cover of Fiddlehead Magazine
I feel very honored that the editor of Fiddlehead Magazine found my watercolor site and contacted me about featuring the commissioned painting I did of Toby the dog on the cover of the magazine! She also wrote a wonderful article about my work that was included along with more of my paintings. I have already received an email for an exhibition opportunity in Concord, NH from someone who saw the magazine. Very exciting! You can read the online edition here.
Article about the Labor Day weekend festivals in the The Keene Sentinel
This year's Monadnock Area Artists Association Art in the Park was such a wonderful event for me during a very crazy year. I saw so many familiar faces and met many new people as well. The weather cooperated, and I was honored by being awarded 3rd place in the water media category for my body of work! Then, I learned that I was included in an article about the Labor Day weekend festivals in the The Keene Sentinel. A reporter did stop by my tent on Saturday and asked me about my art, but I forgot about it until someone stopped by my tent this morning and said I was in the Sunday paper. Art in the Park is mentioned at the end of the article. I am so grateful for how everything turned out! Thanks to everyone for the support. Click here to read the article.