As a child I often dreamed that I had visited the most
lovely, magical places while I slept - secret gardens, a sun-drenched paradise, or a moonlit island where buried treasure
was most likely hidden. I would awaken to my ordinary surroundings only to find that the memories of my dreams would dissipate
faster than ice on the stovetop as soon as my eyelids fluttered open.
I soon attempted to sketch my dreams in order to keep them with me a bit longer, and a new dream was
born - a dream to become an artist.
have passed since those idle childhood days when I would sit in my room doodling and drawing the images that came into my
head randomly. Now, after raising a family and a very successful career in the performing arts, I finally have the time to
indulge my long-ago dreams realistically.
I am primarily a self-taught artist, I have also studied at The Ringling School of Art and Design, and have learned
to paint the impressionist landscape as originally taught by Charles Hawthorne and Henry Hensche at the respected Cape
Cod School of Art. My teachers have included respected artists Julie Hanson, David Leffel, Hodges Soileau, Robert Liberace,
Clayton Beck and Jon Ebersberger . My signature style is that of a colorist that tends towards contemporary impressionism.
I hope you have enjoyed visiting my online gallery. Please
visit often and perhaps you'll find a picture of one of your own forgotten dreams tucked somewhere within. And if you
can't find what you're looking for, I'll be happy to paint your dreamscape for you!