I paint the landscape, presenting it as I see it, and as I have experienced it. I am drawn to paint landscapes that convey a strong sense of space and of movement. Within that space I’m particularly interested in the interplay of color and light in a landscape, the balance between light and dark, shadow and illumination. The rich, solid colors of pastel sticks readily lend themselves to both sharp contrasts and soft, atmospheric interpretations of the light and shadows. The process of creating a painting is my meditation, a refuge from the competing demands of everyday life.
I work from my own photographs attempting to bring out in my paintings what a camera seldom does – the sense of the journey, the feel of a place. Painting encourages me to see my surroundings with new eyes. It has made me an intentional, rather than casual, observer, and I am constantly on the lookout for inspiration for my paintings.
Most of my pastel paintings begin as rough sketches on a lightly sanded paper. The painting develops through many layers of pastels to create the rich depth and strong sense of atmosphere in my pieces. There is a wonderful tactile element to working with pastels, with hands in direct contact with the pastels, that I find particularly rewarding.
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Worcester Art Museum: Instructors Ella Delyanis & Bill Griffiths
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School, MS, Management
University of Rhode Island: BA, Urban Affairs
Exhibits, Galleries, Shows
ARTSWorcester Biennial, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011
2011 juror: Patricia Hickson, Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art
at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod: For Pastels Only, 1997, 1999, 2003-2006,
2011 jurors: Frank Federico and Deborah Quinn-Munson, 2013
Post Road Art Center Landscape Show 2011
Preservation Worcester, Worcester, MA, 2009
Worcester Windows, Worcester MA, 2009
The Art Emporium, Westboro MA, 2008
Artist in Residence Series, UMass Medical School, Worcester MA, 2008
ARTSWorcester Quinsigamond College Gallery, Worcester MA, 2007
UMass Medical Center, Worcester MA, 1998, 1999, 2000
Lucky’s Cafe, Worcester MA, 1997
SPAC Gallery, Shrewsbury MA, 1997
GArtH Gallery of Art at the Hadley, Worcester MA, 2011
Westboro Gallery, Westboro MA, 2001- 2009, Featured Artist: 2001, 2007, 2010
ARTSWorcester UNUM Gallery, Worcester MA, 2008-2009
Day Building Streetside Gallery, Worcester MA, 1999
Artists Collaborative, Hyannis MA, 1997
UMass Medical Center, Worcester MA, 1997, 1998, 2000
Southbridge Center for the Arts, Southbridge MA, 1996
Galleries & Shops:
Danforth Museum Gift Shop, Framingham MA
Affiliations ARTSWorcester, Board of Directors 1999-present
Links & Websites of Interest