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.  Interview with Chuck Close annotated in appendix.


Selected Exhibitions


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

Somers Art Gallery, Somers NY

Martin Stankiewicz Gallery, Tarrytown NY

Hennesey House, Tarrytown NY

Fitzgerald Gallery, Tarrytown NY

Scarborough Gallery, Chappaqua NY 

Scarborough Gallery, Chappaqua NY

Fitzgerald Gallery, Tarrytown NY

Inroads Gallery, New York NY

Inroads Gallery, New York NY

Broome St. Gallery, New York, NY


BAU Gallery, Beacon NY,  Time,  Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Juror Elizabeth Heskin 

Azarian McCullough Art Gallery,   Sparkill,  NY

Art Show Bedford , Bedford NY (invitational)

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

Riverarts Studio Tour, Brieff Studios, Tarrytown NY

Union Art Center, Sparkhill NY

Edward Hopper Museum & Art Center, Nyack, NY, Small Matters of Great Importance, Annual Juried Small Works Show.  Juror: Michelle Donnelly, Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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

Edward Hopper Museum &  Art Center, Nyack, NY

Red Wing Gallery, Tarrytown NY

Pelham Art Center, Pelham NY

Inroads Gallery, New York NY 

Inroads Gallery, New York NY

Organization of Independent Artists, New York NY









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