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Weather, plants, light; landscape painting has been the primary focus of my art for over four decades. I find beauty, peace and energy in the rural area where I live. Much of my garden and landscape work is completed out of doors - usually in one sitting a few hours long - en plein air. I am intensely interested in the history as well as the present agricultural uses of the fields and forests surrounding me. That said, my paintings often do not show human presence on the land although I sometimes include traces of the farmer's work; fence lines, plowed fields, structures or stock. I am less concerned with details and more intrigued by shapes, colors, textures and the moods these evoke. I love tangle and chaos and the complexity of the world outside my studio.

The Tangled Garden Series has wound its way through my work for almost forty years. It is alive and well with recent large pieces of October gardens, twisted and fading in a warm, graceful, slightly controlled sort of way. My Vermont garden is the inspiration for recent intensely colored paintings.

I am currently represented by Canal Street Art Gallery
23 Canal St., Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101

2012 - 2016 Life Drawing and Portrait - Jason Alden, River Gallery School - Vermont
2012 Painting the Figure and Portrait en Plein Air - Michelle Dunaway, - Vermont
2011 Color and Light - Sally Strand - Vermont
2010 Painting the Figure in the Landscape - Kim English - Alabama
2007 & 2009 Master Class with Duane Wakeham Albuquerque IAPS
2003 Pastel Painting with Susan Ogilvie in North Carolina
2003 Pastel Painting with Lorenzo Chavez in Tucson
2002 Pastel Painting with Doug Dawson in Florida
2000 Pastel Painting with Jane Shoenfeld in New Mexico
1979 Pastel Painting with Albert Handel in New York
1966-1968 Samuel Fleisher Institure of Art Philadelphia
1965-1968 Moore College of Art Philadelphia

Selected Exhibitions
2019 Vermont Summer Group Show - Canal Street Art Gallery in Bellows Falls, Vermont - June through August 17
2018 Vermont Pastel Society Hub - Crowell Art Gallery, Newfane, Vermont - November
2017* Vermont Welcome Center - Silo Gallery, Guilford, Vermont
2017 Secret Lives of Shopkeepers - oil portraits at River Gallery, Brattleboro, Vermont
2017 Vermont Pastel Society - People's United Bank, Bellows Falls, Vermont
2016* 50 State Plein Air Painting Project - Butternut Gallery, Montrose, PA
2016* Garden Paintings - Silvery Moon Guest House, Snydersville, PA
2016*** Vermont Pastel Society Members Exhibit - Most Luminous Award, Burlington, Vermont
2015* Selected paintings from Fifty States Plein Air Painting Project - Gallery 34, Brattleboro, Vermont
2014*** Vermont Pastel Society Annual Juried Exhibit - Best of Show Award
2014 National Fall Open - Southern Vermont Art Center
2014*** For Pastels Only; Pastel Society of Cape Cod
2013 Latchis 4 Gallery - Brattleboro, VT
2013 Vermont Pastel Society - Hooker Dunham Theater, Brattleboro, VT
2013 64 Miles - The Ashuelot River - Juried exhibit, Keene, NH
2012* Aegis Artworks Exhibit - Brattleboro VT
2012 Independent Study Group River Gallery - Brattleboro Vermont
2011 Fractured - Butternut Gallery collaborative exhibit
2010 Shoes - writer/artist collaborative at Butternut Gallery - October
ongoing Landfillart.org - web based worldwide exhibit and upcoming book
2010 3 Artists Paint Views of Susquehanna County at the Butternut Gallery- August.
2009* Reflections of a Wanderer, Orazio Salati Gallery, Binghamton NY , November.
2009 & 2010 Focus, Butternut Gallery in Montrose, PA. juried regional.
2009 Marquis Art & Frame, Scranton, two person exhibit, April/May.
2008 Plein Air Festival of Door County, Wisconsin, invitational.
2008*** Art in the Barn; Lands at Hillside Farms, Shavertown, PA juried. First Place Painting Award.
2008 Wayne Plein Air Exhibit; Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, juried
2008 Recent Landscapes and Wishful Thinking; Butternut Gallery, Montrose, invitational
2008 Air Light & Color; Paintings from the Pennsylvania En Plein Air Society at the Wyoming County Courthouse, Tunkhannock.
2007 Trees; A Collaborative Exhibit of Writing and Visual Art, Butternut Gallery, Montrose, PA, invitational
2007 Around the Barn, EMCA Gallery Tunkhannock, PA, invitational
2007 Art Soup II, Lizza Fine Art Studio, Tunkhannock, invitational
2006*** Images of Susquehanna County, Montrose, juried
2006* Tangled Gardens: Moonlit Fields, Orazio Salati Gallery Binghamton, NY
2005 Serene & Free, Marquis Gallery , Scranton
2005 Drawn Together, The ART Mission, Binghamton, NY
2005 Scapes, Louisa Melrose Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ
2005 EMCA Special Edition, Endless Mountains Council of the Arts Gallery, Tunkhannock, PA
2005 Glenburn Township Art Show, Glenburn Municipal Township Gallery, Glenburn, PA
2005 Trading Spaces - Cooperative Gallery 213 - Binghamton, NY
2004* A Year of Salt Springs State Park, Franklin Forks, PA

Images of Susquehanna County
Montrose, PA, juried

2003 The Landscape Artist, invitational
The Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY

Pennsylvania En Plein Air Society
members show, Tunkhannock, PA


Reflections of the Mountains
Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter, NY

2002-2004 Art & Jazz on the Ave
Scranton, PA, juried invitational
2003 Too Soon For Spring? and 'Scapes
Louisa Melrose Gallery
, Frenchtown, NJ
2002-2003 Ninth Annual National Juried Exhibition
Slater Memorial Museum
, Norwich, CT
2002 Fourth Annual Juried Painting Exhibition
Louisa Melrose Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ
2002 Pennsylvania Plein Air Society Members Show
Forty Fort Mtg. House, Forty Fort, PA
June, July & August 2002 A.P.A. Fine Art Gallery
Milford, PA
2001 Small Works
Endless Mountains Council of the Arts Gallery

Tunkhannock, PA
August - Sept 1999 Two Paths
Exhibit Wyoming County Courthouse Gallery Tunkhannock, PA
June-July 1999 Catskill Botanicals
Hunter, NY
March 1999 Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators
Philadelphia Flower Show-Philadelphia, PA
September 1998* Summer Flowers and Botanicals at the Tudor Book Shop Art Gallery in Clarks summit, PA
March-April 1998* Paintings from a Secluded Garden
Penn State Worthington, Scranton,PA
May-August 1997 Homage to Matisse
Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA
June-July 1996,1997 Art Wild
Contemporary Gallery, Marywood College, Scranton, PA
April 1995 AFA Gallery
514 Lackawanna Ave. Scranton, PA
October 1994 Invitational Art Show
Waverly, PA
August 1994,1990, 1987*, 1984 Dorflinger Suydam Invitational
White Mills, PA
March 1993 Jewish Community Center
Scranton, PA
Nov. 1989* Hefft House Gallery
Shavertown, PA
June 1987 Women’s Resource Center & Doris Fordham Gallery
Marywood College, Scranton PA
February 1986*& April 1982* Doris Fordham Gallery
Clarks Summit, PA
October 1985* Paintings from a Woodland Garden
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia, PA
August 1982 Paintings by Contemporary American Artists
Marworth, Waverly, PA
*solo show, ***award



15 articles, illustrated with multiple full color illustrations:
May, June 1987; January, March, June, November 1988; March 1989; February, November, December 1990; March, April, June/July, August/September 1991; November 1992

12 full color illustrations for Well Chosen Garden-November 1988 through January 1990

Woman’s Day

15 full color garden illustrations: Mar. 20, 1990; May1, 1991; April,1992; April 6, 1993; April 5, 1995; April 2, 1996; March 13, 1997; March 10, May 12, 1998; March 9, April 4, 1999, April 1, 2000, March 13, 2001, March 12, 2002, March 9 2004.

Garden StyleApril/May 2001
The Gardener October/November 2001

I am a signature member of International Plein Air Painters. I hold memberships in the Pastel Society of America, Vermont Pastel Society, and the Southern Vermont Art Center.

For thirteen years, I was director of the Artists' Open House Weekend: Studio Tours in Susquehanna County, as well as being a participating artist.

For three years I was an invited participant in The Central Park Paintout in New York City. In 2008 I was invited to participate in Door County Plein Air Festival in Wisconsin and juried into the Wayne PA Plein Air Festival. In 2015 I completed my self directed project to paint en plein air in all 50 of the United States.