I have always been creative, and art has always been a big part of my life. Whether it was teaching art in school or to my children at home, I have always felt a strong connection to the fine arts. New England is full of beautiful scenes that are just waiting to be painted. My favorite scenes are from the east coast, where the seasons change and where we have so many opportunities to view beauty everywhere...the mountains, the seas, the lakes, and farmland.
As, mainly, a landscape and seascape painter, I love to work with acrylics on canvas or gouache on watercolor paper. Both provide the same rich pigments that I love in my paintings. They provide great flow, as I work each painting. It is important for me to show details and to make each painting as realistic as I possibly can. To me, the beauty is in what is actually seen, and that’s what makes each piece truly realistic. I grew up in Massachusetts but have been a resident of NH for over 22 years, and I am proud to be a New Englander all my life! I would never want to live anywhere else. I am a member of the Nashua Area Artists’ Association (NAAA) and exhibit on an ongoing basis at the ArtHub gallery and have exhibited at Beaver Brook Association’s Art & Photography Show in Hollis. I am excited to be part of this year’s Art Walk because I feel that Nashua supports and promotes the arts, knowing the benefits that our city derives from having the arts available to those who are here now and to future generations.