I was born in northern Vermont in a house owned by Robert Frost. My lifelong obsession with painting was fostered by our local library, The St. Johnsbury Athanaeum where I spent my days with a remarkable world-class collection of Hudson River paintings – including Bierdstadt’s largest work, and landscapes by Thomas Cole, Sanford Gifford and Asher Durand. Those paintings and the rugged beauty of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom are still very present in my visual memory.
I came to New York City for a BFA in Drawing at Pratt Institute and graduated with honors in 1978. I earned a Masters in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in 1981. I worked in the arts in New York City as a curator and teacher until I moved to Woodstock, NY in 2001 to focus on my studio practice full-time.
My work is based in drawing. I create paintings and mixed media works on linen. I use landscape elements of rock, forest and water to explore themes of time, light, gravity, change and constancy.
My works are in corporate and museum collections in the U.S. and Europe.   I have been awarded many grants and residencies, including a 2014 and 2015 Pollock   Krasner Foundation Fellowship, and the 2012 New York Foundation for the   Arts Fellowship in Painting.