Artist's Statement


     My work explores the ordinary and ways it can be transformed by both light and the juxtaposition of objects and situations.  I react to my environment, internalizing the objects I focus on. The work comes from a synthesis of these subjects, as they exist and as I imagine them.   For years I have been taking photographic notes and collecting imagery that serve as a collective library of imagery to draw upon when creating paintings and collages. When we look at the world we see what is in front of us but we also make connections to a lifetimes' worth of visual memories. When I work I am often weaving together images from sometimes completely different sources or perhaps intertwining multiple perspectives of the same place. I am looking to personalize and de-trivialize the situation before me through this process. The synthesis may be subtle or presented as an open dialogue as in a diptych.  This conversation between imagery is at the center of my work.

     The imagery has become autobiographical.  Objects and scenarios from different places I have lived and visited have joined in my imagination.  The light always has this extraordinary way of changing the reality of what I am photographing, painting or collaging, always suggesting transformation and a sense of an extended moment in time. As an artist, I am both reporter and manipulator.

     Though I operate out of an American Realist tradition I also draw upon aesthetic inventions from Surrealism and Pop Art--all artists who represent the ordinary in extraordinary ways.  Figuration, the object, and the perception of the world can be presented in infinite ways. I continue to interpret and represent my world view in an ever-evolving process. 




Rhode Island School of Design, Providence R.I. 

New York University, New York, NY; B.S. cum laude in fine arts 

Hunter College, New York, NY; M.A. Painting

Pace University, Pleasantville, NY; Advanced Certificate in Art Education


Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts, New York, NY; summer workshop

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY; Portfolio Development Program

New York University Artist Apprentice Program; H.N. Han artist mentor

New York University Graduate Extension Program; Don Eddy artist mentor

Aspects and Ambiguities of Contemporary Realism, Thesis (M.A.)--City University of New York Hunter College, 1984. Originally published: New York (N.Y.): City University of New York, Hunter College, 1984. Interview with Chuck Close annotated in appendix.


Selected Exhibitions


2019 Historic 1928 Anna Bisland House, Bronxville NY,  Transformative Light, Real & Imagined

2015 Martin Stankiewicz Gallery, Tarrytown NY

2009 Hennesey House, Tarrytown NY

2005 Fitzgerald Gallery, Tarrytown NY

2003 Fitzgerald Gallery, Tarrytown NY

1996 Scarborough Gallery, Chappaqua NY.  This Week in Westchester, Sunday NY Times, Feb. 18, 1996

1995 Scarborough Gallery, Chappaqua NY

1995 Fitzgerald Gallery, Tarrytown NY.  Our Town: Things to see, Gannett Newspapers

1986 Inroads Gallery, New York NY

1984 Inroads Gallery, New York NY

1982 Broome St. Gallery, New York NY


2019  Art Show Bedford , Bedford NY

2019  Volition Gallery, BELLans  Center for the Creative Arts, Orangeburg NY

2018 Riverarts Studio Tour, Brieff Studios, Tarrytown NY

2018 Union Art Center, Sparkhill NY

2016-17 Edward Hopper House Art Center, Small Matters of Great Importance

 Annual Juried Small Works Show.  Juror: Michelle Donnelly, Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

2016 Ceres Gallery, 12th Annual Juried Exhibition, New York, NY.  Juror Carmen del Valle Hermo

Assistant Curator for Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY

Press:  Blog,  Visual Arts Events NY/L.I. 

2005 Red Wing Gallery, Tarrytown NY

1998 Pelham Art Center, Pelham NY

1986 Inroads Gallery, New York NY 

1984 Inroads Gallery, New York NY

1984 Organization of Independent Artists, New York NY

1983 Hunter College Gallery, New York NY

1980 Brooklyn Federal Courthouse, Brooklyn NY 

1980 Washington Square East Galleries, New York NY



http://www.thepaintingcenter.org/art-file (and registry)






Art Workshops, Extension Programs & Art Education for children and adults.

Pelham Art Center

Intervillage Art Workshop; Portchester, Hastings, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Scarsdale

Westchester Public Library Systems

Public Schools, tenured: 1999-present

Curriculum Design, Project Development, Interdisciplinary Curricula, Grant Writing, Differentiation for Special Needs