I have been painting the landscape since childhood growing up in rural New England (in a town that borders MA and VT). Oil painting was introduced to me around age 14 and I immediately loved the depth of color that it enabled.
Upon moving to the Shelburne, Vermont area in 2009, after a children’s nature-arts camp had lost funding from a grant, I was motivated to show my own personal landscape paintings at the local Farmers Market for that summer season. It was the first time I had real consistent public eyes receiving my artistic sensibilities and I found it an incredibly supportive, and personally interesting experience.
In the years that followed I gained more opportunities to make paintings prompted by private commissions and began photo-documenting my work, encouraged to share them in the form of archival prints, in original and alternate scales.