I decided at age four that I was meant to be an artist. As a child I used to bring my pastels and pad to Rockport, where my Uncle Martin Ahearn lived across the street from the sea, and I sketched seascapes.
I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Certificate in Interactive Multimedia. For many years I worked a graphic designer and computer and traditional animator for print, web and video.
For a number of years now I have returned to my fine arts roots have been painting in watercolors and acrylics. I am primarily a realist, which for me means trying to reflect the beauty of Creation. I work to capture the light and 3-dimensional volume of my subject. My work is also known for its colorful and textural qualities. I will take on almost any subject which appeals to me… including but not limited to landscape, architecture, still life, animals and people.
More recently I have created works which are more abstract in nature, combining realistic elements with abstract ones, poured and dripped paint and typography.
I have taken classes from a couple of beloved teachers to whom I am very grateful. I have also dipped my toe into Chinese Calligraphy and Painting with a couple of wonderful, expert teachers. This has informed my drawing with the brush, as it requires getting things right the first time. There are NO do-overs in Chinese painting on rice paper.
I live in Arlington, Massachusetts and am a member of the Painters Guild of LexArt in Lexington, Mass. My work is regularly shown in juried shows, which has included the New England Watercolor Society’s North American Open.