When I majored in art at Douglass College I concentrated on graphics. I used only black ink for my drawings, etchings, aquatints, and lithographs. I still sketch in ink but I now totally embrace the creative potential of working in color. My line drawings tend to be informational and timeless--color allows me to express a specific time and place.
I love exploring the influence of light and shadow on color. For me, a favorite detail in my work might be a small glowing triangle of color or a shadow created by the sun on a perfect day. My goal is to recreate both the look and the feel of a place.
I generally choose my subject matter from my travels to Europe, New England, and Fire Island. In the past few years I have also turned my attention to New Jersey and the towns of Westfield, Cranford and Summit. I enjoy focusing on landscapes, cityscapes, architectural details, and simple botanicals. I started painting in oils, but my current medium of choice is watercolored pen and inks. I begin with an ink sketch and later enhance the work with watercolors to add interest, depth, and dimension. The immediacy of this approach has helped me to combine my love for intricate detail with a freer more gestual feeling. If someone says "your painting reminds me of how I felt when I was there" I know I have been successful.