I am active artist who holds an MFA from Western CT State University. Residing in Central Connecticut, I have exhibited throughout Connecticut as well as NYC.
I have continuously been interested in the depiction of life from direct observation. My professional work began as still life oil paintings displaying familiar household objects carefully combined with more complex patterns. The objects hold no personal symbolism, but merely serve as a choice of color and form to the arrangements. Some arrangements are more complex in nature and portray a scene with magnified viewpoints and deep spaces, creating a landscape feel. Others however, are more shallow and present simple forms and patterns, directly displayed. As a whole, these paintings make reference to color relationships between three dimensional forms and two dimensional patterns.
As an extension to my painting, I have recently explored paper collage. My approach to collage is quite similar to that of painting, however, I find myself engaged to a greater extent. The paper is toned and cut by hand, then assembled to reflect my observations. Not only is the experience more intimate, but the scale of the work is as well. In either case, my goal is to simply portray my personal experiences with the worlds I create through still life.
I hope you enjoy viewing my work. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or price inquiries.
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