I paint in a combination of traditional modernism and decorative abstraction, where objects become colors in motion and space. I often incorporate fruits and vegetables as subject matter and personify their presence on the canvas where they acquire their own personalities. I want the viewer get absorbed in the patterns, color and play of light. I paint in impasto oil color; immediacy is very important to the energy of the paintings. I was born in N.Y.C. and studied at the Art Students League and Washington University’s School of Fine Art. My primary subject matter is still life and landscape where I can maximize my exploration of color. I am a member of the National Association of Women Artists, LICA, and President of the The Abingdon Square Painters art cooperative.