pattiFor someone to pause in front of a painting instead of just walking on by is what I strive for in my work.  If my artwork makes a connection with the viewer then my goal has been achieved and this becomes my greatest source of satisfaction.  I like to paint mundane things where the emphasis is on color, contrast and rhythm and painted in an Impressionist style.  I turn to a vast inventory of photographs and sketches from all the places we’ve lived and traveled for inspiration.


The mixed media drawings are a total departure from painting for me as they are detailed renderings – mostly landscapes – done in pastel, colored pencil and pen & ink.  As your eye travels over a picture, there is the softness of a pastel sky interrupted by pen & ink, gnarly tree trunks across a landscape of coastal grasses, sand and water.


The abstract oil series is yet another exploration into color, shape and texture.  These large canvases have a subtle textural undercoating of gesso that when painted over draws the viewer even farther into the picture creating depth and interest.


BA Degree Art – Marywood University, Scranton, PA         Masters Degree Art Education – Southern Conn. State University, New Haven, Conn.

  • Further study at the Art league School, Alexandria VA
  • Member of Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran, Washington, DC
  • Member of Western New York Artists Group, Buffalo, NY
  • Exhibited in New York, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania
  • Gallery representation:
    • J. Cooper Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV
    • Monsoon Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
    • Albright Knox Sales Rental Gallery, Buffalo, NY
    • Society of Bluffton Artists, Bluffton, SC