About the Artist

Concentrating on painting people and places from life, I strive to

capture a likeness, evoke a mood, and create visual harmony…

Among the many reasons I chose to move to New Mexico

from New York City, was the dramatic landscape —

the vistas, the light, the unusual geologic formations and native plants.

That fascination awakened my desire to be a fine artist, after years

spent in commercial art as a graphic designer.

As my fine art career in plein air landscape painting progressed,

my earlier figurative training in fashion illustration prompted me

to begin painting figures and portraits.

Part of my development as an artist has included study with

a number of prominent local and nationally-known artists.

Their classes and workshops provided valuable information and

contributed greatly to my continuing growth as a painter.

My involvement with art organizations, such as the Pastel Society of New Mexico, the Portrait Society of America, and Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, has also enhanced my experience, knowledge and fulfillment, both artistically and personally.

Professional Affiliations:

Pastel Society of New Mexico, Signature Member

    Newsletter Editor; Website Manager; Annual National Exhibition Chairperson, 2005

Plein Air Painters of New MexicoPresident, 2008; Annual Paintout Chairperson, 2006

The Artist Studio2007 to present

Artists ’Round Town2008 to present

Art Education:

College: Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City • Fashion Illustration and Advertising Design

Workshops: Lorenzo Chavez, Doug Dawson, Colleen Howe, Richard McKinley, Fred Miller, Deborah Paris,

Sheila Rieman, Sally Strand, Clive Tyler, Duane Wakeham


City of Albuquerque, Parks Department, Open Space Division; Private Individuals

Gallery Representation:

Little Luna Gallery • 5 Firehouse Lane (2842 State Highway 14), Madrid, NM 87010

Purple Sage Galeria • 201 San Felipe NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104