The unexpected play of light, form and interpretive realism characterize my approach to painting.
I trained at the Rhode Island School of Design, Ingbretson Studios and Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy, and I’ve called Portsmouth NH home since 2010. I focus most intently on the portrait and human figure. My love of observation, precise draughtsmanship and the painterly search for values and color puts my working methods squarely within the nineteenth century aesthetic tradition. Applying these methods to contemporary life and my own sensibilities and tastes I do both commissioned work and exhibit across New England and the country.
I co-curated the 2016 exhibition “Illuminating Tarbell, Legacy in Action” here in Portsmouth NH and am an active painting instructor, teaching workshops and private students. My work is in noteworthy collections including the St. Botolph Club and the New Hampshire State House.
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