I have been an artist all of my life. I am also an actor/singer and musical theater writer; which is why, perhaps, I love the drama of color and line.

As a child I copied photos of dancers -- Pavlova, Nureyev, Fonteyn. I continued to paint/draw forever and my work evolved from realistic to semi-abstract forms … but it has always been about the face and the figure, the emotion and the form … and color. I revel in color and line.

Drawing the figure excites me and, no matter how abstract, I always work from life. Like the audience at a play, I immerse myself totally in the emotion of the model and the pose. The result, on paper or canvas, is my giddy applause.

Many, many years ago I went into an art supply store and accidentally spilled coffee on 15 vellum pads. The owner was kind enough to sell me the pads (even then $50 each) … at cost. Up until then I’d used only pastel on paper. Now I needed a way to use the pads. So I began to experiment with oil pastel and pastel on the vellum. Since the vellum has little ‘tooth’ I wash the paper with turpentine, which renders a powerful, emotional, sometimes tender, sometimes raw image --- and I’ve been doing it ever since.

I’ve had the good fortune to study with well known California born, Rockland County artist Ken Nishi; and, at Suny Purchase, NY, with Roger Hendricks.

My work has been represented at The Manhattan Arts and Antiques Center in NY, the Franklyn Antiques Center in Nyack, NY and the auction for the benefit of the Helen Hayes Theater in Nyack, NY. I have had one woman shows at The Turning Point restaurant in Piermont, NY; the Nyack Art Walk; in several libraries, and am included in many private collections.

I have also enjoyed creating many mother-and-child portraits on commission. These are more representational, and in them I try to capture the sweet innocence of that tender love.

June 2012

Full Scholarship to the Art Student’s League ‘Artist-In-Residency program at the League’s Vytlacil campus in Sparkhill, NY

October 2012

Featured Artist Café Barcel, Nyack, NYc

October 2012

Juried into Flywheel Gallery’s show “Attitude” -- Piermont-NY

October 2012

One of three winners awarded a show at Flywheel in December

December 2012

Featured in three- person holiday show at Flywheel Gallery, Piermont, NY

March 2013

Featured Artist: Nyack Libraryc

May 2013

Featured artist, Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack NY

July 2013

Nyack Art Collective’s first “First Friday” Featured artist at the Chocolaterie, Nyack, NY

August 2013

First Friday , Nyack, NY: Featured artist Saffron Trading Company,

September 2013

First Friday, Nyack, NY: Franklin Antiques Center

October 2013

Represented in silent action for benefit of Penguin Theater, Stony Point, NY

October 2013

Represented in GAGA art Center, Garnerville, NY “Re-imagine Garner”

October 2013

Juried into the EstroGenius Festival in Manhattan

November 2013

Artist of the Month, JohnnyCakes, Nyack, NY


March 2013 : Featured Artist The Art Café, Nyack, NY

Date to come: Solo Show, The Producer’s Club, NYC

I am a member of the Nyack Art Collective and The Dramatists Guild