About the Artist

Our Lady of the Kitchen Sink

Our Lady of the Kitchen Sink, Oil on Panel, 20×36, 2018

I took my first art class when I was 12, from an artist in my neighborhood, a watercolorist who had also taught my father and his friends when they were children. She told me that she would not teach me to draw but rather to see. I have held onto that notion for these many years. That’s why I spend alot of time painting in my kitchen, struck as I am but the light, shadow, and space of my most familiar objects. In college at the University of Virginia, I concentrated on printmaking and photography, but also studied painting. My graduate degree from the University of Delaware is in printmaking and photography, all black and white. A trip to France in 1997 reminded me of everything that I love about color. Since then, I have been working on images of ordinary time, domestic moments, what I love about the things and people around me.

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7 thoughts on “About the Artist

  1. I attended the Willowbrook Gallery Showing but sadly, all your pieces were sold. Do you have any more available? My daughter and I so enjoyed your pieces-we thought maybe from Bath County-they were lovely. JS

  2. Just such a captivating show to see your work online. Your ability for “seeing” as your art professor emphasized gives your paintings unique character. Beautiful work. I hope we can get to your fall 2013 show. MDB

  3. Absolutely thrilled with the purchase of “My Lucky Day” at The New Community School READ Art Show on Friday evening. I’m not sure which mountain view it represents, but it is most reminiscent of a photograph I took in the Scottish Highlands on a very special trip with my mother.

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