I strive to be in tune with my surroundings, hoping to take in the beautiful moments that randomly take form in life. Through my work I attempt to capture and remember subjects, places and feelings. I am not after the exact representation but the perception of those
fleeting moments. It consequently leads to the use of watercolor to best create effects to convey concepts by shaping and arranging the different creative layers the medium offers. I work from my photos, from life and from my own sketches, many done on site.
I enjoy using vibrant colors, layered washes and textures to intertwine with the subject. I wish my paintings to feel fresh and spark joy to the viewer, in even greater measure than I experience in the creation process.
I am from Northern Virginia, brought up in a household where creativity has always been encouraged. I developed artistic interests at an early age. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. At that time, I experimented with many mediums. After graduation, after being required to work mostly with oils, I was able to follow my instincts more, drawing closer to watercolors.
I strive to explore the limitless possibilities watercolor painting offers and delight in the endless effects that can be produced. I paint a variety of subject matter, en plein air, from life or from photos. What I find most stimulating are the seemingly commonplace moments or scenes that are often overlooked. I try to convey concepts by shaping and arranging the different creative layers the medium offers.
At present, I live in Italy with my husband and two daughters.