I fell in love with watercolor in high school, inspired by my art teacher Mark Potter, who I remember sitting in the cafeteria sketching barns on a paper napkin. Over the years, I have been influenced by many artists, but chief among them are Andrew Wyeth, Hopper, Homer, Sargent and William Trost Richards.
Prompted by the gorgeous historic buildings of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, I began painting architectural renderings of attractive antique homes that caught my artistic eye. I soon established a part-time business in the early 1990's executing commissioned "House Portraits" for local homeowners and realtors.
While much of my work is commissioned directly by the client, I prefer painting subjects of my own choosing, and zero-in on what attracts my visual interest -- a rusty, antique automobile, a dilapidated barn in an overgrown field, an abandoned house with weathered clapboards and peeling paint.
I live 30 miles west of Boston and have been a member of various art associations and organizations over the years. I have exhibited my work in numerous venues, most notably the Zullo Gallery (Medfield, MA), the RI Watercolor Society, and the Spring Bull Gallery (Newport, RI).
I also teach watercolor painting workshops currently at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the Dover-Sherborn Community Education Center. See my "Classes" page for more information regarding upcoming dates.