As a painter, my interest is in the physical world - trees, rocks, skies, clouds, houses, buildings, chairs, turnips - all of it. My goal is to create pictorial light, to understand - to paint - the color of light, particularly the color of light in shadow. In this way, I aim to create a sense of place that speaks beyond the physicality of the paint.

selected exhibitions

Maine Paintings, Star Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME, 2013, 2014
In Translation: Cityscapes and Landscapes
, Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2011
Maine Paintings, Salty Dog Gallery, Southwest Harbor, ME, 2011
The City, The Gallery at the Whitney, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, 2007-08
Perspectives, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, 2007
New Haven, 195 Gallery, New Haven, CT, 2006
Around the Corner, Fenn Gallery, Woodbury, CT, 2005
Points of View, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT, 2005
Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT, 2004
Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT, 2003
Trumbull College, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2001
Rotunda Gallery, New Haven Lawn Club, New Haven, CT, 2001
Cityscapes, Hamden Hall, Hamden, CT, 2001
Ezra Stiles College, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2000
Randall Tuttle Fine Arts, Woodbury, CT, 1999
A.J. Bueche Fine Arts, Northeast Harbor, ME, 1999
Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY, 1999
A.J. Bueche Fine Arts, Northeast Harbor, ME, 1998
Randall Tuttle Fine Arts, Woodbury, CT, 1997
Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1996
Il Gabbiano Gallery, Rome, Italy, 1993. Catalog, text by Andrew Forge
Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1992
Common Spaces, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, 1990

selected group exhibitions

Art Essex Gallery, Essex, CT, 2013
New Haven Paint and Clay, New Haven, CT, 2013
Stone Work: Artists’ Encounters with Hard Places, The Library Institute, New Haven, CT, 2012
Static Verve, Rockwell Galleries, Ridgefield, CT, 2011
Maine Paintings, Salty Dog Gallery, Southwest Harbor, ME, 2011
New Haven Paint and Clay Annual, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT, 2011
Pathways to Landscape, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT, 2011
Connecticut Watercolor Show, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT, 2011
EAT/ART, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, 2010
Wingspread Legacy, Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, ME, 2010
New Haven Paint and Clay Annual, New Haven, CT, 2010, Award
Summer in the City, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY, 2009
40th Anniversary Show, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, 2009
Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME, 2009
Artspace, New Haven, CT, 2009
Landscape Today: 5 Perspectives, College Museum, U. of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2009
Natural Order, The Painting Center, New York, NY, 2009
New Haven Paint and Clay Annual, New Haven, CT, 2009, Award
Spring, Firehouse Gallery, Milford, CT, 2008, Award
The Portrait, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT, 2008
Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME, 2002-08
Small Miracles, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, 2002-07
Soho 2020, New York, NY, 2007
Fenn Gallery, Woodbury, CT, 2007
Il Gabbiano Gallery, Rome, Italy, 2007
Particular Places, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, 2006, Juried, Award
Paint and Clay Annual, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT, 2006, Juried, Award
Bon Appetit, Firehouse Gallery, Milford, CT, 2006, Juried, Award
Between Perception and Invention…, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH, 2005
Doorways, Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT, 2005
Italia, Brick Walk Gallery, West Hartford, CT, 2005
Night & Day, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, 2005, Juried, Award
Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, 2004
Industrial Beauty, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY, 2004
Landscape, Manhattan Athletic Club, New York, NY, courtesy George Billis Gallery, 2004
Arts Connecticut, Guilford, CT, 2004, Juried, Award
A Moveable Feast, Zeuxis, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY, 2003
Paying Attention, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, 2003, Juried
Connecticut Watercolor Society, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT, 2003, Juried
Art in Transit, New Haven, CT, 2002
Landscape, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY, 2002
The Urban Landscape, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT, 2002
CAW Celebrates Yale’s Tercentennial, New Haven, CT, 2001
40th Anniversary Invitational, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT, 2001
New Haven Paint and Clay, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT, 2001, Juried, Award
Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT, 2000
Art 2000, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT, 2000, Juried, Award
Time’s Up, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT, 2000, Juried
The Italian Landscape, Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY, 1999
Holiday Salon, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT, 1999
Colletiva, Il Gabbiano Gallery, Rome, 1999
Zeuxis. An Association of Still Life Painters, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1998
National Small Works, Schoharie Country Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY, 1998 Award
Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO, 1998, Juried
Object Lessons, Richmond Art Center, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT, 1997
The Painting Center, New York, NY, 1996
Irene Leache Exhibition, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, 1996, Juried, Award
Viva il cinema, 100 Years of Film, Il Gabbiano Gallery, Rome, Italy, 1995
Maximum Capacity, Salon ’95, Art Initiatives Gallery, NY, 1995, Juried, Dealer’s Selection
National Small Works, Schoharie Arts Council Cobleskill, NY, 1995, Juried, Award
Connecticut Art, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT, 1995, Juried, Award
National Academy of Design, 169th Exhibition, New York, NY, 1994, Juried
Landscape Painting 1960-90,The Italian Tradition in American Art, Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC; Bayly Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1990

honors & fellowships

Borgo Finochietto Artist Residency, 2013
Heliker-Lahotan Residency Fellowship 2010
Artist Fellowship, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, 2000
Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, 1983-84
University Fellowship, Temple University, 1981-82

education

MFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 1982
Summer Session, New York Studio School, 1978
BA, Manhattanville College, 1957

selected bibliography

“City-Wide Open Studios,” Hank Hoffman, Connecticut Art Scenectartscene.blogspot.com, October 27, 2011
“Look Here: New Work by Nearby Artists 19,” Stephen Kobasa, The New Haven Independent, October 4, 2011
INK Publications, Vol 6, Issue 9, p.64. Reproduction
Painting Perceptions June 10, 2010
"Everytown - USA," T.L. Muente, The Artist's Magazine, September, 2009, p. 42
The City, catalog, texts by Rosanna Warren and Norma Thompson, Whitney Humanities
Center, Yale University, 2007
"New Haven on the (Hi) Rise," Guilford Courier, May 25, 2006
"The Sky’s the Limit," Hartford Courant, May 15, 2006
Artists Next Door: A Great City’s Creative Spirit, Cheever Tyler, ed., Partnership for Connecticut Cities, Inc., New Haven, CT, 2006
" …5 artists...,” Waterbury Republican American, Section D, June 30, 2005
"Elm City," New Haven Register, March 20, 2005
"Industrial Beauty," New York Sun, July 29, 2004
"A Sense of Possibility," New Haven Register, May 23, 2004
"A Different Landscape," Italy, Italy, XXI, October 2003
"… 3 Notable Talents…," Waterbury Republican American, March 14, 2003
"Painting the Town Red…," Shore Line Alliance, June 5, 2003
"Color, light bring life to art," The Sunday Republican, March 9, 2003
" City-Wide Open Studios," ARTS! Vol..15 No. 9 October 2002
"Room With A View…," The Hamden Chronicle, March 2l, 2002
" An Anniversary Show…," New Haven Register, July 8, 2001
"The Cleansing Breeze of Everyday Objects," Waterbury Republican, September 8, 1999
"Large meaning finds its way in small spaces," Waterbury Republican, November 16, 1997
"Craftsmanship High …," The Daily Gazette, Cobleskill, NY, June 15, 1995
The Clarity of American Light, Andrew Forge, Catalog, Gallery Il Gabbiano, 1993
"Immagini dall’ America, Le Mostre della Settimana," L. Bortolon, Grazie, April 1993
"Cityscapes, Landscapes—and Escapes?" New Haven Register, April 19, 1992
Landscape Painting 1960-90: The Italian Tradition in American Art, John Hollander, Catalog, Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC, 1990

public collections

Banca Commerciale Italiana, New York, NY
Corporate House Strategies, New Haven, CT
Enichem USA, New York, NY
Wachovia Bank, New Haven, CT
Italiana Gas Industriale, Milan, Italy
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Haven Paint and Clay Permanent Collection
New Haven Public Library, New Haven, CT
Smilow Cancer Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Soundview Care Center, New Haven, CT
Southern New England Telephone Company, New Haven, CT
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT