Maine, I raised my family here. I'm still in Maine, living and
working in the city of Saco.
Graphite pencil is my medium of choice because of the fine details
and subtle shading it provides.This is my favorite medium for
drawing horses, mules, cattle, dogs, cats---and there are so
many other types of animals. Each has a lot to offer! Trees,
too, especially the older, more intricate ones, are fun to do
in pencil. I sometimes work with colored pencils as well. They
work fine with just about any subject.
Homes and barns , buggies and wagons, are good subjects for pencil,
pastel and charcoal.
soft pastels are so great for painting seascapes, which I plan
to begin with again, having moved closer to the coast in recent
years. Skies are also a wonderful subject for these mediums.
and pen-and-ink are a good combination when painting little fishing
flies of all sorts. These two mediums show up in some of my rural
Occasionally I create works from Cut Paper, otherwise known as
silhouette art. These are framed between two pieces of glass,
with spacers between the last sheet of glass and the background,
producing a shadowbox effect.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS:
American Academy Of Equine Art, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington,
The Draft Horse Classic, Nevada County Fairgrounds,Grass Valley,
CA; First Place award, among others.
The Spirit Of Equus, Coventry, GA
In Maine: Annual Arts & Artisans Fair, Lovell
The Cry Of the Loon Gallery, Casco
Western Maine Art Group shows, Norway;several awards including
Waterville Area Art Show
Equine Art & Photography Show; Best Of Show and several First
& Second Place, Gore Place,Waltham,MA
Norway Art Fair, Norway, ME, since 1993; The Vera Emerson Award
Bethel Art Fair, Bethel, ME ; First Place
Portland Sidewalk Show, Portland, ME
Art At Schooner Estates, Auburn, ME , Second Place
Festival d'Art, Auburn, ME
and County Fairs:
Fair, Fryeburg, ME , since 1993; Judge's Special Awards, also
many First & Second Place
Windsor Fair, Windsor, ME, since 2000; Judge's Special Awards,
many First & Second Place
Common Ground Fair, Unity, ME ; Judge's Special Award & First
Cumberland Fair, Cumberland, ME ; First & Second Place
World's Greatest Fair, Waterford, ME; many First & Second
Oxford County Fair, Oxford, ME; Judge's Special Awards &
several First & Second Place
EQUINE TRADE SHOWS: The
Equine Affaire, Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds, West Springfield,
Images -- a magazine
of equine art
Polo Magazine's Players' Sporting Art Issues 2002 &
Cover art: The Chronicle Of the Horse
Brio! -- a magazine devoted to the Paso Fino breed
Member Of the Issue, North Light Book Club Magazine and
Horses In Art
and illustrated Draw & Color Beautiful Horses for
Breakthrough Publications of New York. Published in 1996, it
is still in publication.
Short story, Beautiful Among the Waves, Stable Kids
Short story, The Horse Who Was Carried, Happiness Magazine
through observation and art books, with two workshops in watercolor
and one in oils.
Has completed the first writing course with the Institute of
Children's Literature. Now taking the Institute's Advanced Course,
writing a horse-oriented novel with an unusual twist, for ages
is now in collections throughout the Northeast and in North Carolina;
Michigan; Georgia; Tennessee; Idaho; California; in Canada and
Horse Tavern, Bridgton, ME
The Craft Center at Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg, ME , where I have
had Space #07 since 2001. All work appearing in The Craft Center
is juried for acceptance each year.