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.









Saturday, November 9, 2013

November 9, 2013


November, the beginning of the holiday season, is always the time of year when I feel really inspired. New ideas pop up, collaborations can be on the horizon, and I seem to look at my art-making with fresh eyes. To get the most out of this feeling when I am in the studio, I always try to be prepared and stocked up on my go-to materials so that nothing will slow me down. Perhaps it is just another reason to spend money and blow my budget, but love searching out a new technique.   New art products are incredible and plentiful.   This piece finished off with pastels.

 



Thursday, July 18, 2013

July 18, 2013


Recently, I read that In order to get people's attention, it's necessary to be recognizable, and it's just not possible to do that with a portfolio that's all over the map stylistically.   It is recommended that an Artist create a body of work by deciding on a style, subject matter, palette and value range, completing at least 15 pieces.   Working on Waves 


 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013

It rain all day yesterday so worked in the study, painting the ocean blue



Thursday, June 13, 2013

June 13, 20113

Here on the island, the Royal Poincianas are all starting to bloom.   This is my most favorite time of the years for we also have a burst of yellow butter flies, humming birds and of course the surgar babies.....

Monday, June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013

I am taking a webinar class - draw along with Kenneth Vloothuis, 5-week sessions. It is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.    This is yesterday's work a charcoal sketch copied from original work created by Sargent.   


Saturday, June 1, 2013

May 31, 2013

In wrapping up a busy travel month, I finally got to Sprat Hall for a paint out.   Great House, Horses  a Peacock and chickens filled my day.




 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 15, 2013 Dreaming


Today, I am a daydreamer; a sun-gazing; water-drawn; card-carrying member of the Cloud Appreciation Society. Well, I don't really have a card. But I can't go outside or look out the window without seeing what the clouds are up to. Here in my senior years, I still look for shapes within them.   Do you see the tiger…..? 


May 8, 2013

Showing and selling stuff at the Blue Mutt this month and realized that fish are very popular.... so had to get busy back in the studio and paint some.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

April 29, 2013 - Diving

It is so special when your dive buddie is a professional photographer.  Quite frankly modeling is not my thing so these photos become even more significant for Jenny got the shot with my eyes wide open!


Sunday, April 28, 2013

April 28, 2013


I have a brain block when it comes to titles for my paintings, so many of my titles are simply stolen.   However, I feel a title should significantly relate the work to a viewer.   I recently sold a piece entitled, VOLKA ON THE ROCKS (a sail boat racing in a crashing sea).  So I am thinking the best titles should allow for free association, so the viewer can make his own connections with the art.  A single word often will do it; such as:   surrender, jubilation, thunder and so it goes   
   

JUBILATION   

 

THE BEAST


 
 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April 23, 2014

Just finished my self portrait.... a reflection of last night's dream

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January 10, 2013

Wanting so to have my work celebrate the simple side of life; the pleasures of fresh cut flowers, a sea breeze, children t play, or an plein air afternoon. They are meant to delight the eye of the beholder and brighten the day of any collector. Stiring to capture the essence of a moment and make it last forever on my canvasses


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January 2, 2013

Watercolor is such an experiment with values.  It is magic and dances.  My paintng syle here is an easy flow of realisim which is inpired by the soft island colors

December 31, 2013 - Saba

 
 
 
Fabulous holiday spent in Saba.  Happy Holiday and wishing for you in 2013 a ride with turns, bumps and some amazing scenery.   Choose your road wisely, look out the window often and make sure there is gas in your tank!