Drawing and painting have always been my greatest passions. I have a BA in English from Binghamton University and a BFA in Interior Design from Centenary College, as well as many years of fine art training. I’ve studied with master portrait artist Marvin Mattelson at the School of Visual Arts in NYC for several years and I’ve also taken classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC: duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ; The Art Students League of NY; The New York Academy of Art and The National Academy of Art.
For me, the most interesting and challenging subject in art is portraiture. Every person or animal is totally unique and presents a unique and interesting challenge with every new painting. Working to create a 3 dimensional likeness of my subject on a 2 dimensional canvas and to incorporate the personality and emotion of the subject is the challenge that intrigues me and continues to inspire me.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2003 to Present
The American Artist Professional League Future Art Masters Exhibition, 2014, Gold Ribbon Winner: 2011 Members’ Annual Juried Exhibition, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ; “Putting It All Together: Collage, Montage, Assemblage”, Climate/Gallery, Long Island City, NY; “The Ambassador’s Show 2009, Portraiture’s Local Mastery”, Bernardsville Library, Bernardsville, NJ; Fine Furnishings Show, Providence Convention Center, Providence, RI; “A Celebration of Women in the Arts”, Fine Art Show of 20 women artists, River Edge Cultural Center, River Edge, NJ; “Crafts at Morristown”, Artrider Productions, Morristown, NJ; “New Works”, Somerset Art Association Juried Members’ Show Bedminster, NJ; “Crafts at Lincoln Center”, Lincoln Center, New York, NY; “Sugarloaf Crafts Show”, Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset, NJ; “The Eclectic Eye”, Hetzel’s Gallery, Clinton, NJ; “Selected Works,” Winners of the duCret School of Art 2005 Juried Fine Arts Show, Swain Galleries, Plainfield, NJ; “Phantasmagoric,” A State-Wide Juried Exhibition at the Gallery of the Edison Arts Society, Edison, NJ; Art Expo, Jacob Javitz Center, New York, NY; “Color Schemes and Screams,” A State-Wide Juried Exhibition at the Gallery of the Edison Arts Society, Edison, NJ; The American Artists Professional League 75th Grand National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, New York
WEDDING AND PEOPLE PORTRAITS