Landscape painting is a practice that always fascinates me. I, as the artist, have the power to transform a blank canvas into a different place and time. The emotions I feel from these places merge with my memories while I build the landscape with my brushes from ground up. This process is an act of daydreaming that relaxes me. I paint from photographs I have taken on travels around the North East. After painting for a while, I put the reference photos down and allow the painting to communicate the required finishing touches. I hope that my audience can be transported to the places I remember by viewing my landscapes.
In 2002, I graduated from SUNY New Paltz with my BS in Art Education and my BFA in Drawing and Painting. Two years later, I attended graduate school at CUNY Brooklyn College and received my MFA in Drawing and Painting in 2006. I have my Permanent Art K-12 Teaching Certificate from New York State along with almost 20 years of Art teaching experience on the elementary, intermediate, high school, and college level. I am in my 6th year teaching Art at Southampton High School. I teach College Drawing, Portfolio Development, Drawing/Painting, Advanced Painting, Studio In Art, and Mural Painting/Set Design. I also occasionally teach workshops for children and families at the Parrish Art Museum.
2016 - Group, Small Work Exhibition, Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
2010 - Group, Emerging Artists 2010, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
2010 - Group, National Open Small Works, N.A.W.A. Gallery, New York, NY
2008 - Group, Chambre de Commerce, Pool Art Fair in the Chelsea Hotel, New York, NY
2008 - Solo, Mise-en-Scene, Realforms Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2005 - Group, Sixth Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2003 - Group, Figure, Fact, and Fiction, Dorsky Curatorial Center, Long Island City, NY
2006 - CERF Award, CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
2006 - GIP Travel Grant, CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
2006 - GIP Research Grant, CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
2005 - Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award, CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
2002 - Outstanding Graduate in Art Education, Art Education Department, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
2000 - Scholarship for Academic Achievement, SUNY New Paltz Foundation, New Paltz, NY
2000 - Alex Minewski Scholarship, SUNY New Paltz Foundation, New Paltz, NY