I grew up in suburban Philadelphia where my favorite subjects were biology, drawing, and writing. Spending summers in the scientific community of Woods Hole Massachusetts sparked my interest in the accurate representation of nature, and I prepared for a career in biological illustration with courses at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. A full-time job in chart illustration brought me to Boston where I attended the Boston University Graduate Program in Scientific Communication. Art and science have been continuous threads throughout my life and work.

While working as a science and technical writer, I continued my art studies, taking classes at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, and the American Association of Equine Artists. The rich art communities in Providence and Boston provided many opportunities for evening and weekend classes in drawing and painting.

My work is focused on the natural world. I draw and paint the meadows and forests near my home which is near the Charles River in Massachusetts. I’m interested in the diversity of nature and try to capture it in gouache, watercolor, colored pencil, and pastel. Horses and dogs are my frequent companions and have always been among my favorite subjects.

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