I have been fortunate in my career to have had the opportunity to study art with well-known and gifted artists: Peter Huntoon, Cheng-Khee Chee, Tom Lynch, Frank Webb, Tony Couch, Skip Lawrence, Arnie Westerman, Pat Dews, Robert O’Brien, Linda Kemp, Fred Lower, Jeannie Podolak, Robert Burridge, Jeanne Carbonetti, Warren Kimble, Mary Alice Braukman, Alvaro Castagnet and oil-painting from Robert Frick.
I am a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, an exhibiting member of The Brandon Artist Guild, The Chaffee Art Center, The Killington Artist Guild, The Compass Music & Art Center in Brandon, VT. & The Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art (VTica) in Chester, VT. as well as The Rutland Arts Alliance (Chaffee Art Center), The Vermont Crafts Council, The Vermont Arts Council, AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH, & The Vault in Springfield, VT.
Having studied art for over 20 years, I decided to open my own gallery in 2007: “Art & Antiques On Center” where I exhibited & sold my own artwork & the works of 60 Vermont artists, along with country antiques. The gallery was located on Center St. in downtown Rutland, VT. After over 5 years, I retired on December 30, 2012.
I have been involved in many artist promotional fundraiser projects over the last 10 years: birdhouses, rocking chairs, dogs & cats, palettes, sunflowers, clocks & chickens & rocking chairs (again) for Brandon, VT as well as trains & hearts for Rutland, VT.
For me art is an abstract vision of how I feel about a subject, a life experience, a new creation with the excitement of sharing something special with you, the viewer!