My very earliest memories were of watching my uncle at his easel, painting. I was intrigued and wanted, right away, to be able to make beautiful art like my uncle did. So for as long as I can remember, I've been making art, in some way. Watercolor has become my favorite medium since discovering it's beauty, versatility and unique challenges 23 years ago.
For the most part, I'm self taught in this medium and I'm always experimenting with new materials and techniques. I'm attracted to a variety of subjects, and have yet to find a common thread as to why I'm inclined to paint the things that I do.
Detail and bold color are important to me, as are highlight and shading. I achieve detail through both direct and negative painting and color through the slow deliberate layering of paint. I try to challenge myself and leave my comfort zone through variations of subject, technique, and materials. Each painting represents a learning experience.
Awards and Achievements
Camillus Art Association Juried Show 2011 - First Place
29th Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors - 2010
Camillus Art Association Juried Show 2010 - First Place
38th Annual Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival - Hon. Mention
Cooperstown Art Association National Exhibit 2008
Vineyard Art Show -Syracuse 2006 - Hon. Mention
Keuka Lake Art Show- Hammondsport 2006 - 2nd Place
Vineyard Art Show Syracuse 2005 - Hon. Mention
Central New York Art Guild 2005 - Best of Show
Marcellus Art Guild Show 2003 - 1st Place
Marcellus Art Guild Show 2002 - 1st Place
New York State Fair- Hon. Mention
Manlius Outdoor Show - 1st Place
Organizations and Galleries
Camillus Art Association
Central New York Watercolor Society - Signature Member since 1998
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