I was born and raised in central Vermont, which has shaped my free spirit, inquisitive nature, and artistic identity. I earned my bachelors at Skidmore College as a Studio Art major, and my MFA from SUNY Albany. The human figure has been one of my favorite subjects. The privilege of the artist is to represent the human form in a way that speaks to the depths of our existence, reminding us that while we are so incredibly different, we are all related by virtue of our existence.
“At a certain moment the canvas began to appear…as an arena in which to act—rather than as a space in which to reproduce, re-design, analyze or “express” an object, actual or imagined. What was to go on the canvas was not a picture but an event. A good painting in this mode leaves no doubt concerning its reality as an action and its relation to a transforming process in the artist. The canvas has “talked back” to the artist not to quiet him with Sibylline murmurs or to stun him with Dionysian outcries but to provoke him into a dramatic dialogue. Each stroke had to be a decision and was answered by a new question. By its very nature, action painting is painting in the medium of difficulties.” – Harold Rosenberg
Frida Kahlo – one of many inspirational artists, for many inspirational reasons.