I am a realist painter who likes to paint still-life, landscapes, and portraits. I paint nature, objects that speak to me, and portraits (mostly of people I love). I am influenced by my travels and by observing the world around me. I take photos of things that I paint. As an artist, I take the liberty to make changes and paint what feels good to me (not necessarily what was in the original photos).
I think in colors and colors influence me greatly. I like to mix my own hues from primary colors and use color to create the mood of the painting. An organized person by nature, I seek order and structure. I like my paintings to be organized and structured too.
I received a BA in Fine Art from Kean College. I have studied drawing and painting at the 92 Street Y with Carla Aurich, Melanie Kozol, James Sheehan, Nancy Johnson, and Vivian Silvera – all great teachers and accomplished artists.