ARTIST STATEMENT

At the Art Institute of Boston, I was a Graphic Design major with a secondary concentration in Painting. After graduation, I made my living as a graphic artist. Although I’ve always painted, I was not totally focused on my work. In the old, pre-computer days, a graphic designer had to use their drawing skills. As the computer took over, I realized how much I missed actually using my hands to create. During the 90s, I began taking workshops in Boston and during my summer vacations, at the Cape Cod School of Art. After one workshop with Lois Griffel, I was hooked. Workshops with Rob Longley and a few weekends with Hilda Neily followed. In 1995, I made the move to the outermost part of Cape Cod to concentrate on my painting. Being surrounded by the unlimited beauty of the Outer Cape, the subject matter is endless.

I have always been drawn to the hidden paths and ponds of the National Seashore Provincelands. My work is mainly focused on the beauty of nature in some of my favorite places.

With each painting I learn something new as I strive to find my true voice. Although I’m exploring a different direction than the traditional Cape School style, I still use the valuable foundation that I learned in those first workshops as a base for my work. For me painting is a continuous learning process. I feel that each artist must be his own toughest critic, always striving to create something better.

RESUME:

1972: Graduate of the Art Institute of Boston.
1994-1995: Jacob Fanning Gallery, Wellfleet
1996-2001: Charles-Baltivik Gallery, Provincetown
2002: The Art House, Brewster
2002-2003: Studio 34, Provincetown
2004: Thanassi Gallery, Provincetown
2005-2013: Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown
2013-present: Thanassi Gallery, Provincetown
2015-present: Gallery Antonia, Chatham

EXHIBITIONS:

1992: Alumni Show of the Art Institute of Boston
1995-2013: Several Juried shows at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum
1996-2001: Solo Exhibits each year – Charles-Baltivik Gallery, Provincetown
2002: “Italia Bella” – A group exhibit of paintings from a workshop with Lois Griffel in Amalfi, Italy — at The Rotunda of Whalers Wharf, Provincetown
2004: Solo Exhibit — Thanassi Gallery, Provincetown
2005-2008: Dual Exhibits each year — Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown
2009-2013: Group Shows — Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown
2014: Group Winter Show — Cultural Center of Cape Cod
2015: "Breath of Spring" juried show — Cape Cod Art Asso.

2015: Award: 2nd Place: "For the Love of Light" — Cape Cod Art Asso.
2015: Award: Honorable Mention: "True Colors" — Cape Cod Art Asso.
2015: Members Show — Creative Arts Center, Chatham
2015: Juried Show — Yarmouth Art Guild
2015: "Shop Local Show" — Cape Cod Art Association
2015: Holiday Show — Creative Arts Center, Chatham
2016: Group Winter Show — Cultural Center of Cape Cod
2016: "2D Meets 3D," Juried Show — Cape Cod Art Association
2016: Member Show: — Creative Arts Center, Chatham
2016: Award of Merit: "That Day In…" — Cape Cod Art Association
2016: "Nightfall Exhibit" — Cultural Center of Cape Cod
2016: "Great Escapes" — Cape Cod Art Association
2016: "True Colors" — Cape Cod Art Association

MEMBER:

Cape Cod Art Association, Juried member
Creative Arts Center, Chatham
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Yarmouth Art Guild

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

Gallery Antonia • 129 Main Street, Chatham, MA • 508.469.4020
Thanassi Gallery • 234 Commercial Street • Provincetown • MA 508.487.0233