About the Artist
My artwork comes from a passion for and love of the natural world in which I grew up and extended to other wild places where I have lived and explored over the years. With family ties in both the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, I spend a great deal of time in the woods, observing and then drawing what I see there. Growing up in an area with protected national forests, rugged wilderness and a mix of farmlands with small village communities, I developed a strong connection to my natural surroundings. It has had a direct influence on my decision to focus on painting animals, birds and nature.
I am drawn to create artwork of the wild creatures in our world so we will remember them. I want my art to remind people of the importance of saving the natural places around us as well as the importance of being a part of them. People have revered nature for thousands of years and continuing in the ancient tradition of creating animal and bird art is my way of honoring our innate and spiritual connection with the natural world. I hope my art will inspire people to stay connected to our wild spaces. In the same ways in which we are drawn to be in the nature around us, I hope you will be drawn into the nature of my art.
I am a self-taught artist who specializes in watercolor paintings of animals, birds and nature, which reflect a distinct and original style not commonly found with this medium. My meticulous attention to detail and illustrative style are the hallmarks of my watercolor work. From an early age, I loved to draw pictures and this passion for drawing has continued into adulthood. My graphite works of art are often detailed renderings of my observations with nature.
My work has been accepted to the "Art of the Animal Kingdom", the "Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors" and the North East Watercolor Society Annual International Exhibition, three prestigious national art exhibitions in New England. I have also exhibited with The Society of Animal Artists. My art has received numerous awards and is included in private collections in New England and beyond.
I am a Signature member of the North East Watercolor Society and the Vermont Watercolor Society, an Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists, a member of the Pencil Art Society, The Copley Society of Art and the Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network.
2017 Al Benjamin Memorial Award - 2017 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition
2017 2nd Place Award - Mount Washington Vallery Art Association/Art In The Park Show
2015 3rd Place - Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Competition
2014 Finalist - Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Competition
2013 Awarded Signature Status - Vermont Watercolor Society
2013 First Place Award - Watercolor Division/Monadnock Area Art Association Art In The Park Show
2013 Awarded Signature Status - Northeast Watercolor Society
2012 Second Place Award - Watercolor Division/Monadnock Area Art Association Art In The Park Show
2012 Black Horse Award - Vermont Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition
2012 George Sponable Memorial Award - 31st Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors
2016 The Artist's Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition - Finalist in Animal/Wildlife Category
2015 Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Competition
2014 Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Competition
2014 38th Annual Northeast Watercolor Society International Exhibition
2013 37th Annual Northeast Watercolor Society International Exhibition
2012 31st Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors
2012 36th Annual Northeast Watercolor Society International Exhibition
2012 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit
2012 The Artist's Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition- Finalist in Animal/Wildlife Category
2010 29th Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors
2010 34th Annual Northeast Watercolor Society International Exhibition
2009 Society of Animal Artists Show - "Small Works, Big Impressions Exhibit"
2009 Art Of The Animal Kingdom XIV National Exhibition, Bennington Center For The Arts