After retiring I began to study watercolor in Montgomery County,
continued at the Alexandria Torpedo Factory, and now I paint at Glen Echo’s Yellow Barn. I’ve been in many juried shows and have
innumerable paintings in private collections.
I had spent over twenty years at the Smithsonian’s Natural History
Museum where last ten years I was director of temporary and
special exhibits. Previous to the Smithsonian, I worked in project management in New York City for Raymond Loewy Industrial Design, and before that with Jack L Larsen Textile Design and Herman Miller Furniture Company. As a Smith College art history major, I minored in studio art and architecture. Calligraphy,
serigraphy, photography, scientific illustration, and architectural
drafting are some of the other areas I’ve studied.
Using only my own photos or sketches as source material taken from my garden, still life, or my travels, I try to arrange the subject matter, textures, and colors to create a flowing composition, capturing movement and light. I hope to cause interplay between shapes and spaces; I love layering the paint to create depth on the flat surface.