EDUCATION
• Akademie voor Kunst,  Eindhoven, Holland

• University of Bridgeport, BS, Industrial Design

• Silvermine Guild of Artists,  New Canaan, CT

EXHIBITS, JURIED AND SOLO SHOWS

• Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan CT

• Spectrum Show, Carriage Barn, New Canaan CT • Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield CT
• Rockwell Gallery, Ridgefield CT
• Sarah’s Wine Bar, Ridgefield CT

• Geary Gallery, Darien CT
• Rockwell Gallery, New Canaan CT
• Marion Art Center, Marion MA
• Rockwell Gallery,Westport CT
• Gallery 52, Rye NY
• Galeria d’Arte, Ridgefield CT
• ES Lawrence Gallery,Aspen CO
• Ironwood Gallery, Ridgefield CT
• Ridgefield Guild of Artists

 

AWARDS
• Best of Show, Ridgefield Guild Juried Show
• New York Art Directors Award

• Communication Arts Annual Award

• Fairfield County Art Directors Show

• CADC “The One” Show Award

• American Art and Print Institute Award
• Westchester Art Directors Show

Born in Holland, raised in Harrison NY, I have lived in Ridgefield, CT for many years and maintain my studio here. After college my budding career as a “fine artist” was sidetracked by the U.S.Army and“The Sixties”. My goal of becoming an artist evolved instead into careers in industrial design, interior architecture, graphic design, art direction

and finally corporate communications and management.

In 1989 I established my own graphic design company.

But the love of art has always pulled hard and I have finally been able to concentrate exclusively on painting for the last fifteen years. I truly enjoy the experience and process of creating art and hope that emotion is reflected in my art.

My approach to painting explores blending abstract with representational references, visually merging those styles with

a mix of media, texture, color and structured composition,to create a sense of place that is expressed through patterns of light, form and color.

 

I try capturing the quality of light... those patterns that appear as you turn a corner on a clear sunny morning, when one side of the street is so bright you need to squint, while the shadows are so deep you can’t see into them. All you see is light and dark, color and shape, no detail...an abstract “painting idea”. 

 

I use expressive brushwork and bold color relationships to create complex “organic” textures using hand-made papers, encaustic, oil, and acrylics to achieve unique, translucent surfaces with strong textural qualities that engage viewers.

I like the idea of visually stimulating a persons curiosity - to look close, touch and feel the surfaces, connect with the work in an almost physical way as well as a  visually satisfying one.

My work is shown in galleries and is in private collections

in the U.S. and abroad.