Welcome to my website! I am painter who works with pastels. I live and paint in Ipswich, Massachusetts, which is not only a spectacular coastal town but also responsible for my latest painting inspirations. I have been having a great time observing, drawing and painting the local clammers which can be seen all over our town beaches and other parts of Cape Ann. Through still life and figure, I love to explore color, with all its implications of mood and energy. I was originally drawn to pastels because of the way the colors interact with each other through the many applied layers.
Over my career, my award-winning art has been juried in to many shows throughout greater New England. Most recently, I was awarded Signature Status from the Pastel Society of Cape Cod, and The Pastel Society of America. I also exhibit my work in local galleries and shops in the Ipswich, Essex areas. All work is original, one of a kind and for sale. If you have any interest in any of my paintings, please do not hesitate to email me. I accept multiple forms of payment including credit cards. I hope you like what you see – I know I LOVE painting!
Selected Honors, Awards, and Recent/Upcoming Shows
2019 HK Holbein Award Pastel Society of America National Exhibition
2019 Award of Honor (3rd) PPSCC National Juried Show
2019 Cape Ann Savings Bank Award ( 2nd) North Shore Arts Assoc.
2019 Paul Strisik Award -Excellence in Sea Related Subject – (2nd place) NSAA
2019 Most Popular Award by Visitors NSAA
2018 Board of Director’s Award, ( 2nd Place) CT. Pastel Society National Show
2018 Pastel Society of North Carolina Web Show
2018 Award Of Excellence, 2nd Place, PPSCC, National Show, Falmouth MA.
2018 Honorable Mention Award, UArt National Juried On-line show
2018 Jack Richeson Co. Award North Shore Arts Assoc. Exhibit III
2018 Lazare Memorial Award New Artist, NSAA, MA
2018 Honorable Mention Award, Newburyport Art Assoc. Winter Juried Show
2018 Exhibiting Solo Artist July18- Aug.12 Firehouse Center, Newburyport MA.
2017 2nd Place New Hampshire Pastel Society Nation Juried Show, It’s Pastel
2017 2nd Place PPSCC On-Line Members Show
2017 Honorable Mention Award, Illumination Art Show, Ipswich, MA
2017 Maryland PS, Honorable Mention Award, CPS- Renaissance in Pastel Show
2017 Juried in to The Trustees Crane Estate Holiday Show
2017 Art By The Sea, Contributing Artist
2017 Image of Salt Hay Gatherer chosen for Newburyport Assoc. Fall Member Show
2017 Art in The Barn, Essex, MA.
2017 Regional Juried Show, Newburyport MA
2017 Honorable Mention Newburyport At Assoc. Juried Winter Show
2016 Awarded Best Pastel, Newburyport Art Assoc. Juried Member show
2016 Honorable Mention Ipswich Cultural Center Show
2016 Solo Show TCAN, Natick Ma.
2015 Best in Show- Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, Md
2015 Honorable Mention- Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD
2015 Society of Cape Cod Award – Pastel Society N.H. Annual Show
2015 Honorable Mention & People’s Choice Award Pastels Unleashed
2015 Image Selected for Reflections – Lake Barcroft Art league
2014 Honorable Mention- IAPS 24th National Show, Boston MA
2013 Honorable Mention- Con(text) Show The Art League Gallery
2012 Juror’s Award- Del Ray Artisans , The Art League Gallery
2011 People’s Choice Award- Pastel Society of Virginia Show
2011 Awarded Signature Status Maryland Pastel Society
2010 Honorable Mention- Art in City Hall
2010 Merit Award- MPS Web Show
2010 Merit Award- Patuxent Art League
2010 2nd Place – MPS Members Show
2010 Image selected for show publicity- MPS Member Show
Muzio Designs, Essex, MA
Camilla Richman Finearts Gallery, Osterville, MA
The Trustees- Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA
Zenobia, Ipswich, MA
Betsy Frost gallery, Ipswich, MA