“The Surreal is the reality that has not been separated from its mystery.”
Rene Magritte, 1961
Architecture, sunlight, textures and the sensuality of the human figure—these are the elements and themes I choose to explore in my paintings. Creating tableaux that suggest stories and mysteries, often with a degree of anticipatory tension, I like to encourage the viewer’s curiosity about what will happen next.
I am drawn to cultures, typical in Mediterranean societies, where antiquity plays an active role in the contemporary daily lives of its people. Heavily influenced by photography, often by images I have taken myself, my painting style uses classic techniques, skewed perspectives, and a love of color and shading to create works that are steeped in history and personal reflection.
Exhibits and Awards
New England Biolabs
31st annual exhibition (7 works) curated by Art Focus in conjunction with the staff of the corporation
Illusion in Art: Perception / Description / Deception. Four paintings chosen for a group show at the School of Fine Arts
De Cordova Museum
Unaffiliated: Artists Without Galleries. Two paintings chosen for a group show at the museum in Lincoln MA
Newport Art Museum
Interior Spaces, the 76th American Annual Exhibition. One painting chosen for a group show at the museum in Newport RI.
New England Interior Design Show
Booth design in conjunction with an interior designer. Six 6x10’ trompe l’oeil panels to enclose three sides of a trade show booth.
Massachusetts Artist’s Foundation Fellowships
Semi-finalist in painting
Cambridge Arts Council Gallery 57 Exhibition
First semi-finalist in painting
The McDonald’s Corporation
Mozart’s Dream. Trapezoidal painting purchased for corporate offices in Westwood MA.
Schoenberg, Fisher and Neuman PC
Prague Triptych. Three paintings purchased for law offices in Chicago IL.
New England Biolabs Corporation
Tazza d’Oro. One painting purchased for the corporate collection gallery in the headquarters lobby in Ipswich MA
Private Collections / Commissions
To date, working with consultants, I have placed paintings in approximately 20 private collections. I have also created 9 commissions by working directly with clients. To see my most recent commission installation and process video click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MzXeKetL4E
EMC Corporation (now Dell), Hopkinton MA
Senior Graphic Designer, Corporate Creative Services
RSA Corporation, Bedford MA
Founding company member, Graphic Designer, Brand Developer, Product Designer