The Artist & The Artwork
Southern Maine with its wide variety of wonderful scenery is an excellent resource for painting! I enjoy working from life when possible but am also happy taking photos and trying to bring the scene back to life. I enjoy painting the coastline with its crashing waves, the rocky shore and the boats that help color the view.
Maine’s wonderful woods and gardens are also subjects, as well as some of the interesting old buildings and well known local scenes around Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Ocean Park., among other places.
Since I am also an antiques dealer I have access to lovely old pottery and glassware and pretty pieces of lace and fabric. I love setting up still life arrangements with these old pieces.
I am primarily self taught but over the years have taken several classes with local art teachers in Massachusetts and Maine, including Rosalie Sidoti and Roberta Thresher and Terry Ludwig.
I have painted figures and portraits with the Malden Sketch Group and am a member of Saco Bay Artists, Pastel Painters of Maine, & Maine Women in the Arts.
My paintings can be seen at Main Street Gallery, 148 Main Street, Biddeford, Maine.
In the summer I do some outdoor shows, including the Saco Sidewalk Show and Saco Bay Artists shows at ocean Park. I have won awards and ribbons at these shows.
Artwork listed as being "In Private Collection" on this website, has been sold. Therefore it would not be available. Anything which has a price should be available. The size listed will be the size of the actual artwork, not including any frame. If appropriate, artwork is sold framed, in a simple frame. Some pastels have mats, some do not. Many of the acrylics are done on "gallery panels" which are deep panels which are painted on the side and do not need to be framed.
I also am able to make excellent reproductions of most of the paintings, as well as greeting cards. Please inquire for rates if you are interested.
If you are interested in anything or have any questions at all please contact me.