My art education has been self directed working and studying with Kathy Anderson, Scott Burdick, Michelle Dunaway, Daniel J. Keys, Christine Lafuente, Sue Lyon, and Colley Whisson of Australia among others. I consider Sherrie McGraw (drawing and painting) a valued mentor.
I am an active member of The Salmagundi Club in NYC and recently have been invited to paint with the prestigious Putney Painters in VT on a regular basis. A group headed by Richard Schmid who has had a strong influence on me the past 10 years.
I also have my own group, The Third Floor Painters, which, oddly enough, meet in The Third Floor Studio! I paint a variety of subjects but clearly my passion is of the canine variety. I look to my own furry herd of 6 for inspiration and life drawing.
The majority of my clients have been, interestingly enough, fellow artists. I have been very fortunate in receiving recognition for my portrait work. I give workshops with the unique feature of having live animals present. I believe that this is an extremely important element for keeping the paintings fresh and more importantly, alive.