I'm a painter and photographer living in Van Hornesville, New York
I have always loved to paint.
My mother was a painter. My first painting to be exhibited publicly was of a bluebird, hung upside down at the Memorial Art Gallery Clothesline Show in Rochester, NY. I was about five. Since then, I have painted intermittently. I majored in Art History, but painted a lot as part of that curriculum. In 2003, I started painting seriously, after six-week long trip to Tuscany and Venice.
I recently moved from Santa Fe to Van Hornesville, New York, in the beautiful Mohawk Valley. In Santa Fe, I was a member of the Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association and was part of their Studio Tour for the first time in May, 2018 and again in 2019. Here in New York State, I am a member of the Cooperstown Art Association and exhibited several paintings in their 2021 and 2022 Holiday Shows. I am also exhibiting this year at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts Holiday Show
I work primarily in watercolor, but also some in pastel. I also love to play with my photographic images to make them more "painterly." My subjects range from traditional landscapes--wherever I might be, to botanical imagery, and food (I'm also a food historian and cook). Eating what I paint is part of the joy.
I am also an author . . .
Here are links to my three books, all of which are available on Amazon and most likely elsewhere.
Food in the United States, 1820s-1890 Food in American HistorySeries (2006)