I work from imagination and find myself working with subjects that express my emotional state at the time. I try to allow myself free association, and let images emerge. While working on a painting, I try to suspend rational thought.
I apply oil, acrylic, gouache and ink onto handmade paper using pen and ink, a brush, and my fingers. I work on one artwork at a time. I work mostly from my imagination, but I also refer to drawings and take photographs when I need information to use in the painting. I spend many days working on the composition of a painting. Often there are many versions to choose from and to develop further.
It takes me one or two months on average to complete an artwork/commission.
Born in New York City, USA
Trained at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, USA
2007 Elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
‘June Stokes-Roberts Bursary for Painting in Watercolour’, The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers, 2007
‘Kew Studio Prize’, Originals, 2001
‘St. Cuthbert’s Mill Award’, Royal Watercolour Society, 2000
‘Ben Uri Gallery Prize’, 1995
2007 Sheridan Russell Gallery, London
2006 Finnish Cultural Institute, Jukka, Finland
2005 Studio Art House, Leatherhead
2003 North Pointe Gallery, New York
2000 Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery