As a self-taught emerging artist, my work in oils is reflective of architecture, flora, landscape and street scenes that I’ve photographed in my travels, especially during a trip to Ireland. Drawing inspiration and direction from my photographs, I trained myself to “see what I’m looking at.” By breaking down an image into shadows, light, movement, and color, I discovered the ability to breathe life into something of one dimension. I especially enjoy isolating an up-close perspective on flowers, whose patterns and complexities continue to amaze and delight – nature’s formula for the creation of something unique, imperfect and random.

With no formal training, other than an extensive undergraduate art history education at Hofstra University, I began painting in late 2017 upon receiving a gift of an easel and art supplies from my father, who paints as well. He knew I had it in me and now it was my turn to create.

Exhibitions :

  • Dockers (23.5 x 29 framed oil on canvas) featured in the Huntington Arts Council Annual Member Showcase – June 2020
  • Montauk Morning (21 x 17 framed oil on canvas) featured in “Harvest of Artists 2019,” b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY – December 2019
  • The Fertile Void (30 x 30 oil on canvas) featured in the LIMarts member exhibition “Anything Goes” at the Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY – December 2019
  • East End Lavender (23.5 x 29 framed oil on canvas) featured in the Huntington Arts Council Annual Member Showcase – June 2019
  • Powerscourt Steps (19 x 23 framed oil on canvas)  oil on canvas featured in The Art Guild’s of Port Washington “Casting Shadows” exhibition – October 2018
  • Featured “Artist of the Month” at Book Revue, Huntington, NY.  The show included five limited-edition giclée prints – October 2018

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