Welcome to my studio
The studio is a safe place to explore, play, experiment. I finally moved to a studio space two years ago. It was a dream come true. I always wanted one and yet thought it was unattainable. I had two nudges besides my desire, one from a guest we had to our home for a party and a friend who gave me a gift. She said, do something with this that makes you happy. I had to ask myself, what would that be? Was it a cashmere sweater? a pair of earrings? And then I knew, I would use the money to fulfill a dream. The gift was bigger than being able to afford a studio, because as it turned out my first year studio was $100 a month, who knew. The gift expanded my thinking about being able to 'afford' a studio. After one year I knew, it was money well spent and eventually moved into a shared studio with 3 other artists. Our studio is bigger, brighter and full of potential. Explore, play, experiment and never doubt your dreams.
Take a moment to explore
Every painting in my collection tells a unique story and is based on a unique moment of time. Please take a moment to browse some of the stories below.
Somes Sound Tree Collection
There is a drive on Mount Desert Island called Sargent Drive, it runs along a fjord called Somes Sound. The weather moves up the Sound from the open ocean and sculpts the trees along its path. I love the shapes of these trees and the negative space between the branches that offer unique little views of distant mountains and water and sky.
When I go on holiday to Maine, I stay on Mount Desert Island. MDI is the home of Acadia National Park. There is something very special about this place. It has everything. Quintessential fishing villages, ocean with sailing, lakes for swimming, mountains to hike, all with views for days. This island has a piece of my heart and so does the community.
Still life Collection
Sometimes in everyday life, something surprises you, the way the light falls on tomatoes in a bowl in the morning, or shadows play on the wall over a painting, or a whole backyard is captured in the reflection on an ordinary Weber grill...