About me

I grew up in Chicago studying at the American Academy of Art, Chicago’s Palette and Chisel club, and at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Connecticut.

In 2014, I chose to make my home in Rockland, Maine, a beautiful area to paint that is steeped in art and culture.

I work primarily in oils, and my goal as a painter is to paint impressions of the world we aspire to. I enjoy especially painting architecture and the figure.

I love to travel and paint. I’m forever plotting a trip to some exotic location! The chance to see new places, meet new friends and expand my viewpoint is a gift that I profoundly appreciate.

In the last decade I resided and painted in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, traveled and painted throughout SE Asia, visited Australia and Bali, and in 2013 and 2016 I made two long painting trip to Rome and southern Italy to begin a journey to connect to my Italian roots, where I hold a second citizenship.

I am also involved in public art and the restoration of visual art in architectural settings. I have worked on historical restorations of large-scale decorations and murals in churches, theaters, state capitals and even the White House office building.

Always, I pursue my lifelong love of plein-air painting as well as working on studio and mural pieces.

Selected Awards

2017

  • Honorable Mention, Castine Plein Air Festival
  • Peoples Choice, Boothbay Stroke of Art Plein Air
  • Peoples Choice, Tamworth NH Plein Air

2016

  • Best Nocturne, Cape Ann Plein Air
  • Best Nocturne, Vermont Inst. of Natural Science Plein Air
  • Peoples Choice, 2nd Place, Boothbay Harbor Stroke of Art

2015

  • Honorable Mention, Castine Plein Air Festival
  • Honorable Mention, Solomons, MD. Plein Air

2014

  • Plein Air Magazine Award, Solomons, MD. Plein Air

Selected Mural and Decorative Projects

2009 – Adrian Booth Mural Installation at the Art-Prize Event, Grand Rapids,MI.

2009 – Green Dream Mural, West Town Public Art Project, Chicago Illinois

2008 – St.Patrick’s Cathedral Dome mural, Harrisburg,PA., lead artist (With Evergreene Architectural Arts)

2005 – Tarrant County Legal Profession Mural, Ft. Worth, TX., Richard Haas Mural (with John Canning & Co.)

2004 – History of the Grand Rapids Furniture Industry Mural, Grand Rapids, Mi., Richard Haas Mural (With Evergreene Architectural Arts)

2004- Freak Film Set, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. Design and construction for an independent film featured in a major Dutch theater event, The Parade.

2002 – Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Ft. Worth, TX., Richard Haas Mural(With Evergreene Architectural Arts)

1999 – 2000 – Caffe Ciao Restaurant, Kea Lani Resort, Wailea, Maui, HI and  Caffe Ciao Restaurant, Honolulu, HI. Projects included studio murals and on site execution of decorative finishes.

Selected Press

Plein Air Magazine, March, 2018, “Taking Time to Carefully observe Nature”. (Cover artist)

Plein Air Magazine, Aug – Sept., 2013 (digital edition), “ Painting in Rome Under the influence of Past and Present Masters.”

Education

Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago,IL. Self directed study

Lyme Academy of Fine arts, Old Lyme, Ct., Associates Degree

American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Selected Restoration Projects

St. Alyosius, Bowling Green, OH.

Kansas State Capital, Topeka, KS.

St. Francis De La Sales Church, Paducah, KY. (with Historic Surfaces LLC)

Old South Unitarian Church, Nantucket, MA.

Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Secretary Of War Suite (the White House office building), Washington,D.C. (with Arthur Page and John Canning)

Byron White Federal Courthouse, Denver, CO. (with Arthur Page)

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, Tiffany Dome, Chicago ,Il.

Washington State Capitol, Olympia, WA., Project manager

St.Mathews Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

Parthenon, Nashville, TN.

Tennessee Theater, Knoxville, TN.

Union Station, Seattle, WA., Project Manager.

Orpheum Theater, Sioux City, IA.

Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, IL.

All projects with Evergreene Architectural Arts, unless otherwise noted.