I am a portrait and land/cityscape artist. I was born in Florida and grew up in Sudbury, Massachusetts. While in high school, I received private instruction from Boston expressionist David Aronson then studied painting in Boston University under a Ford Foundation scholarship, graduating with a BFA in painting.
After B.U. in 1980, I moved to New York City to paint city scenes and urban life and then to Paris between 1982 and 1997, bartering my paintings for my apartment. While in France, I was involved in exhibitions in Paris and Boston, including solo exhibitions at the French Library in Boston, and the Copley Society. I participated in many group shows in Paris, including shows at the Grand Palais, a juried competition at the Cirque d’Hiver called Les Trophees de la Couleur, and a Juried salon exhibition in the 10th district city hall. While in Paris, from 1995-97, I commuted back to Boston for a commission to paint a series of historical paintings for the Union Oyster House restaurant about the life of the Boston Revolutionary War publisher, Isaiah Thomas, and Daniel Webster, as well as some images of early Boston history which are on view in their Heritage room and along their sidewalk windows.
Since returning to the states, I participated in group shows in the Allan Stone and DFN galleries in New York, had solo exhibitions at the American Institute of Architects in Boston and the Whistler House Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts and was a finalist in the Blanche E. Coleman Award Competition. The Boston Public Library recently acquired several of my drawings and watercolors for its print and paper collections.
The federal and state courts in Massachusetts commissioned judicial portraits including a portrait of judge Richard G. Stearns which is hanging in Boston’s federal courthouse.
From 2007-2010 I was awarded a commission to paint the portraits of all 34 judges (past and present) of the United States federal court of the district of Puerto Rico. Last year, I completed another judicial portrait for their court.
2012, I was invited to exhibit my urban scenes in the St. Botolph stairwell and then became a fellow which ended in January.
At the moment I am working on a new series of paintings focused on Maine and Cape landscapes and urban scenes, as well as completing various commissioned portraits.