About Me

A multi-medium aging artist and an underwater photographer, I retired from Florida to live on the beach in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. I am delighted with the island’s historic architecture, sunny skies, blue seas, and wonderful reefs. So now my days are full of gardening, painting, diving and snorkeling.

Although I primarily paint in watercolors, I recently dabbled in acrylics and apprenticed with some experienced mural painters. My latest efforts can be seen at St. Patrick's school and Bernie’s, both in Frederiksted. As an avid member of the Palletteers, I paint plein air weekly at different island locations. I also attend water-media workshops, both locally and abroad.

I have donated many of my paintings to local charities and my artwork has been exhibited at many island locations. I hope you enjoy the artwork and phtographs generated here in my new-found paradise. Namasté.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

February 23, 2012

Quote for the day from Ladis Nizer 1902...
"A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brian is a craftsmanl; but a man who works with his hands, brain and heart is an ARTIST!

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012

My trip to Dominica caused me to focus on water falls, resulting in many successful paintings. Paul is making me some frames and paintings will be on displayed at the Botanical Garden's 40th Anniversary event.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012

The best of me... working in the garden and walking by the creek!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 12, 2012

Finished a watercolor workshop and have rolled right into an acrylic for 9-sessions. This is the month that I am going to work on landscapes and flowers with a focus on shadows. Garden Stairs was created over a watercolor wash and finished up with acrylic. As to Shadows... take a look the next time you are in daylight... a white shirt's shadow is darker than a black shirt in the sunlight. Shadows are 2-values darker than the object and lighter in value as you travel away. Interesting stuff!