After fifteen years as a graphics illustrator for a large medical teaching facility I began in earnest over ten years ago painting landscapes in watercolor, water soluble oils and acrylics. I take inspiration and my palette from a love of the ocean environment. I am an exhibiting artist at the Spring Street Gallery on Block Island where I have had solo shows for the last five years as well as a resident artist at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord, MA. Many of my frames are hand crafted from weathered cedar. I have studied painting techniques at Concord Art Association, Decordova Museum School, Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts and Academy of Realist Art in Boston.