When I was just a
young girl, I would draw, doodle, and regale anyone who might listen
with stories of how I intended to grow up and become an artist.
After attending art school but not being happy with the rigidity of
the teaching, I spent time visiting Italy, and traveling to places
in the U.S. that have long held visual fascination for me. I then
settled for several years in New York City, and quickly recognized
that life in the concrete jungle was not for me. As wonderful a city
as it is, I was hard pressed to walk down the sidewalk and feel
inspired to paint.
I was fortunate enough to have the great opportunity to move to Cape
Cod full time, and devote myself as an artist in a locale where at
every turn there's another magnificent piece of nature. The morning
sun hitting hard on the dunes; the light that turns to gold in the
afternoon; the unusual colors that the water changes into - are
things that now surround me every day.
I don't try to capture what I see directly from my surroundings- I
feel I would never be able to do any justice in oils to what nature
is capable of. Instead, I try to give a simplistic view of what I
see around me. The scenes I try to capture are pared down to a few
essential colors of the outdoor space, and the smooth lines or
strange patterns that I find swirling in the natural environment.