Plein air pastel painting is my thing!
In June 2015, I completed my self-directed Fifty State Plein Air Painting Project.
Since then I have been busy exhibiting th
I do some larger studio work in pastel, too. During the 38 years that I maintained a studio in Pennsylvania my watercolor and pastel paintings were exhibited in galleries and museums, including 13 one-woman shows. I have participated in Door County, WI and Wayne, PA Plein Air Festivals. My garden and plant illustrations have appeared in Woman’s Day and Horticulture magazines. I studied illustration at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and pastel painting with teachers: Albert Handel, Doug Dawson, Lorenzo Chavez, Sally Strand, Jane Shoenfeld, Kim English and Susan Ogilvie. My work has been awarded often; most recently, Best of Show Vermont Pastel Society, September 2014; Most Luminous Landscape, Vermont Pastel Society
April 2016; and Chicago Pastel Painters Award – For Pastels Only Cape Cod, July 2014.
I am a member of Pastel Society of America, International Plein Air Painters and Southern Vermont Center for the Arts.
My work is shown year-round by The Butternut Gallery in Montrose, Pennsylvania and by appointment in my Brattleboro studio.