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I was born and raised in Portland, Maine, and now live in Indianapolis, Indiana. I earned my BFA in 1988 from the Maine College of Art and my MA in 2010 from the University of Indianapolis.

I am inspired by the dynamic beauty of the ocean, and of nature in general. My style is somewhere between abstract and impressionistic. I aim to create an element of spontaneity and directness with the paint, and I achieve this by removing the precise boundaries of my subject and using color, form, and texture to evoke its essential nature. The completed painting is my response to the relationship between what I plan to paint and the random marks of paint applied intuitively and spontaneously—I let the paint and the process of discovery be the means to that end.

 

Commissioned paintings upon request.