BIO - STATEMENT

Statement



"Being an artist is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” Apologies to E.L. Doctorow for making changes to his quote.

Weather is a major component in all my work I love storms with the dramatic light and excitement or foreboding. But fog is my favorite. I think of it as the poetic form of weather. I appreciate its eeriness, the mood it creates, how it erases then slowly reveals. As a landscape painter with a passion for weather fog offers much inspiration.

I live in a rural area and have a garden of my own. It has been easy to witness the effects of weather first hand and I marvel at how farmers deal with the stress of it all. I panic when my little garden gets hit with a late season frost. Likewise, when I lived along the coast it was also easy to witness the increasing effects of storms and tides.

There is no shortage of climate deniers but one only needs to talk to farmers or have a little garden of ones own to talk to anyone who lives and works on the sea to be enlightened. We are having more frequent epic storms, the 100 or 500 year event comes much more often. In the grand scheme of things the changes I have witnessed in my life have been fascinating and noticeable.

Bio

I have exhibited widely over the US and in Canada, been a grateful recipient of grants from the Martha Boschen Porter Fund, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Rochester Arts Council, and New York State Council on the Arts, enjoyed artist-in-residencies at the American Academy in Rome, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland and in the Dune Shacks at the Cape Cod National Seashore.