Among the many reasons I chose to move from New York City to New Mexico was the dramatic landscape — the vistas, the light, the unusual geologic formations and native plants. That fascination awakened my desire to be a fine artist, after years spent operating my own graphic design business. As I progressed, my earlier figurative training prompted me to begin painting figures and portraits. Now, concentrating on painting people and places, I strive to capture a likeness, evoke a mood, and create visual harmony.
Part of my development as an artist has included study with a number of prominent local and nationally-known artists. Their classes and workshops provided valuable information and contributed greatly to my continuing growth as a painter. My involvement with art organizations, such as the Pastel Society of New Mexico, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, and the New Mexico chapter of the Portrait Society of America has also enhanced my experience, knowledge and fulfillment, both artistically and personally. I was named “Local Treasure, 2014” by the Albuquerque Art Business Association.