27th Juried Western New York Regional Exhibition at Artists Group Gallery September 2018 Buffalo Niagara Art Association at Buffalo Artist Studios juried Exhibition, Fall 2018 Niagara Frontier Plein Air Painters Show, Carnegie Art Center October 2018 River Art Gallery, North Tonawanda NY Spring 2019 Solo exhibit. (716) GAL-LERY at Hydraulic Hearth, Larkinville April-June 2019 Residency at Borgo Santo Pietro, Italy, Fall 2019 XXXI Trilogy at Art Dialogue Gallery, 3 person show of related paintings, July 2020
' Artist Statement
If I had more hours in my day, I would keep painting. My paintings are a self-portrait of how I see; a mirror of my observations. Choosing real places & objects, I prefer to paint outdoors, observing and experiencing nature and recording things that attract me. Light, weather and time of day inspire my work, colors and appearances change quickly and challenge me.
I see new opportunities and different sights every time I set my easel and choose a subject for my canvases. If I return to a location that encounter becomes a record of a different day, a different point of interest. My media include oil paint or pastels for studio and Plein Air and pen and ink for Urban Sketching. Using luscious colors and contrasts, employing artistic elements & lines should draw your eye through these paintings. If the images increase your appreciation of nature, or show you details that you would usually miss, then the pictures are successful. Of all the aspects involved in being an artist such as preparing canvases, ordering materials, framing, drawings and research, record keeping and shows, what I enjoy most is beginning a new picture. Commissions & Requests Accepted
Public and Corporate Collections Brooklyn Art Library Buffalo Olmsted Parks Office Castellani Art Museum Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Family Justice Center Ford Motor Company Erie County Court System Gerald Mead Collection, Buffalo NY Judson Art Supplies, Guerrilla Painter Collection Lone Star State College, Houston, Texas Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls, NY New York State Parks at Niagara Falls Niagara University Collection Ohio State University Plein Air Magazine University of California at Berkeley University of Indiana, Indianapolis University of Russia, Moscow US Department of Justice, Maryland
Solo Exhibitions 'Niagara Falls and the River', Grand Island Library, NY 2019 ‘My Jetties, My Ocean’ Coffee Nut, Long Beach, NY 2015 ‘The Light In My Eyes’ Impact Artist Gallery 2014 ‘From My Window, the Weather in Buffalo’ Quaker Bonnet 2011 ‘Niagara and Large works’, Wine on Third, Niagara Falls 2011 ‘Around & About the Light’ Quaker Bonnet, Buffalo 2009 ‘Rushing Summer, A Private Wintergarden’ Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, Garden Gallery 2008 ‘Significant Growth; Before and After October Surprise’ Quaker Bonnet, Buffalo 2007 'Natural Forms in Colored Pencil & Pastel' Earl Brydges Library, Niagara Falls 1996 'The Winter Show' Ransomville Library 97-98 Artist of the Month ~ Barnes and Noble Bookstore 1997 Awards Buffalo Niagara Art Association Fall Exhibition at Buffalo Arts Studio - Merit Award 2018 Vjollca Cela ~ Excellence in Plein Air Painting Award 2017, 2018 Kenan Art Center ~ BNAA Merit Award 2018 Art on the Riverwalk ~ Honorable Mention 2016, 2018 Niagara Arts & Cultural Center Plein Air Exhibit 3rd Prize - 2016 Carnegie Art Center ~ Plein Air 1st and 3rd place painting, 2013, ‘Ladies of the Mist’ - 2nd place 2013 Lewiston Art Festival ~ Honorable Mention ribbon 2012 Erie County Fair Plein Air Competition 2009; 1st premium, 2 White ribbons 2010 Erie County Family Justice Center ‘A New Start’ ~ Juror’s choice 2008, 2009 East Aurora Art Society ~ Honorable Mention, 2008 Buffalo Niagara Artist Association ~ Painting Achievement Award 2007 Albright Knox Art Gallery Area Artist Exhibit ~ Corporate Award 2004 Kenan Center Pastel Guild Regional Show ~ Merit award 1997