Education : BFA from the University of Delaware
Current Galleries :
Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ
Tumblety Howell Gallery, Ocean Grove, NJ
Main Street Gallery, Manasquan, NJ
Refind 43 Gallery, Bay Head, NJ
Finishing Touches, Spring Lake, NJ
Kate & Company, Spring Lake, NJ
The beauty and serenity of the beach has always inspired me. Growing up at the Jersey Shore, the ocean has had a profound effect on my personal and artistic development. I am particularly fascinated by light and finding an intimate moment in an otherwise vast landscape. Capturing the sparkle of sunbeams on the water's surface, the momentary flash of color created as a wave curls, or a burst of sunlight breaking through the clouds -- these are moments I strive to capture.
My work is experimental and constantly evolving, much like nature itself. Traditional paint on canvas is a meditation that I love; I can lose myself in those paintings. I paint landscapes realistically while staying true to my style… and I am not afraid of color!
While honing my craft and experimenting with other mediums, I discovered resin. No other medium captures the depth and movement of water like resin. It moves and changes like the ebb and flow of the ocean’s tides. Resin is unpredictable and unforgiving and it captured my heart and creative spirit in a way that ensured my work would never be the same.
I developed my style by combining the realism of classic oil painting with layers of mixed-media epoxy resin. The translucent layers allow shadow and light to filter through creating a 3D effect. Seascapes and waves are the perfect subjects for this technique.
My goal when painting is not only to encapsulate the essence of water and the coastal world…but to inspire others to stand still for a moment and take in the joy of the beach.
For commissions and other inquiries, please feel free to contact me directly.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM RESIN:
While I can not always guarantee a perfect, flawless finish to my paintings, I do my best to limit the amount of "imperfections" in my work. I like to think that any unintended environmental elements as adding to the uniqueness and beauty of each piece.
HOW TO CARE FOR RESIN ART:
Display resin artwork in an area that is NOT in direct sunlight to prevent yellowing or fading over time.
Im very excited to be featured in the Spring 2020 issue of Jersey Shore Magazine! Check it out here.