Sunday, December 9, 2007

“A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world.”

----Hans Hoffman

This quote by Hoffman sums up my current approach to painting. I have always been an outdoors person and my love of horses and riding transcends into my paintings.

Horses have been a part of my life for over 25 years and my love of dressage which incorporates fluidity, harmony and balance is what I strive to achieve in my paintings.

I have sketched horses for as long as I can remember, but in January 2003, I began oil painting lessons

which I continue today at Brush and Palette Studios in Tallahassee, Florida.

My instructor is Peggy Higgins, a local Florida Wildlife Federation artist.

I utilize the Lynn Maderich "Paxton" equine palette which was introduced to me by Lynn at an

equine artist workshop I attended last summer in Taos, New Mexico.

I was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania but have lived over half my life in Florida.

Besides painting horses, I also love to paint dogs, cats and Florida wildlife.

I have a Masters in Public Health and Environmental Health from Florida International University

and I work part time as a medical epidemiologist.

Thanks for checking out my blog. If you are interested in purchasing paintings or would like to

commission a painting, please contact me at

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