ARTIST STATEMENT

The wordlessness and immediacy of painting are what draw me to the studio; the passionate desire to translate observation and experience into paint is what keeps me there.

I work from life, memory, imagination. My interest is not in recreating but in discovering. I trust that the rigor and play of layering, scraping, and starting over will eventually lead me to the essence of a painting. Fundamental questions guide me: What I am I trying to communicate? What is the painting communicating back to me? And together how can we create a work that evokes a strong and honest emotional response?

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

New Hampshire Art Association, Juried Member

RESIDENCIES

Arthub International Artist Residency, Kingman, AZ, March 2019

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Juried
“20th Annual Joan Dunfey Memorial Exhibition”
November 2019, Portsmouth, NH

George Marshall Store Gallery
“From the Kitchen Table” solo online exhibit
June-July 2019, York, ME

The Barn Gallery
“Regional Artists: An Open,
Juried Exhibition”

June-July, 2019, Ogunquit, ME

 

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
“Omer T. Lassonde Open Juried Exhibition”
March-April , 2019, Portsmouth, NH

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
“19th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Exhibition”
November 2018, Portsmouth, NH

George Marshall Store Gallery
“Curator’s Choice:
Invited New England Artists”

November-December, 2018, York, ME

 

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
"Omer T. Lassonde Open Juried Exhibition"
April 4-30, 2018, Portsmouth, NH

Ocean House Gallery Holiday Show
December 2-January 6, 2018
Cape Elizabeth, ME 

George Marshall Store Gallery
"Curator's Choice:
Invited New England Artists"

November-December, 2017, York, ME 

 

100 Market Street, Juried
"Dark and Light"
September-November, 2017,
Portsmouth, NH

100 Market Street
Juried, "Honorable Mention"
June-August 2017, Portsmouth, NH 

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
"3 Artists, Untitled"
May 1-31, 2017, Portsmouth, NH 

 

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Juried
"17th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Exhibition" 
November 2016, Portsmouth, NH

Discovery Center
"What Artists Look Like"
November-December 2016
Portsmouth, NH 

Carnegie Gallery
Rochester Public Library
October-November 2016, Rochester, NH 

 

100 Market Street
July-August 2016
Portsmouth, NH

Portland Art Gallery
April 2016 exhibit
Portland, ME 

Portland Art Gallery
February 2016 exhibit
Portland, ME

 

Portland Art Gallery
Rams Island Farm
September 2015, Cape Elizabeth, ME 

The Capitol, Washington, D.C.
"Experience New Hampshire"
by invitation, June 2015

The Fells
"Nature's Palette"
Juried, June 2015, Newbury, NH

 

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
"Omer Lassonde"
Open Juried Exhibition
April 2015, Portsmouth, NH

Drift Gallery, Juried
“Resonance”
April-September, 2014, Portsmouth, NH

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Juried
"15th Annual Joan Dunfey
Memorial Exhibition"

November 2014, Portsmouth, NH

 

Beach Pea
June-July, 2014
Kittery, ME

100 Market Street, Juried
April-June, 2014
Portsmouth, NH

Drift Gallery, Juried
“Gifted”
December 2013, Portsmouth, NH

 

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Juried
“14th Annual Joan Dunfey
Memorial Exhibition”

November 2013, Portsmouth, NH

Ceres Street Bakery
July 2013
Portsmouth, NH

Drift Gallery, Juried
“Wish You Were Here”
June 2013, Portsmouth, NH

 

NH Institute of Art
“Best of the Best”
Juried,  April 2013, Manchester, NH

Kittery Art Association
“Holiday Art Show”
December 2012, Kittery, ME

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
“Holiday Exhibition”
December 2012, Portsmouth, NH

 

Art on the Hill
Open Studios
November 2012, Kittery, ME

100 Market Street
Juried, Street
June-July, 2012, Portsmouth, NH

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
“Small Works”
Portsmouth, NH, 2011

 

Cornerstone Gallery
En Plein Air, Juried
June 2011, Newmarket, NH

Good Juju
2011-2012
Newmarket, NH

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
“New Member Exhibition”
March 2011, Portsmouth, NH

 

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
“New Hampshire Now and Then”
January 2011, Portsmouth, NH

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
“Holiday Fine Art”
December 2010, Portsmouth, NH

Kittery Art Association
En Plein Air
September 2010, Kittery, ME

 

100 Market Street
Juried
August 2010, Portsmouth, NH

100 Market Street
Juried
February 2010, Portsmouth, NH

Kittery Art Association, Five-Woman Show
“Be Here Now”
October 2009, Kittery, ME

 

100 Market Street
Juried
August 2009, Portsmouth, NH

Seacoast Science Center
“Petit Art in the Park”
July 2009, Portsmouth, NH

Lee Library
August 2009
Lee, NH

 

Solo exhibit
“Close to Home: Landscapes
and Still Lifes”

Ben Franklin Gallery, May 2009
Rochester, NH

Discover Portsmouth Center
Families First Exhibit
April 2009, Portsmouth, NH

Kittery Art Association
“Essence of the Season”
October 2008, Kittery, ME

 

Kittery Art Association
En Plein Air
September 2008, Kittery, ME,

Mill Pond Center
“Durham, By the River”
August 2007, Durham, NH

100 Market Street
Juried
May 2007, Portsmouth, NH