Take a peek into the world of a contemporary artist and watch while colors come to life on canvas in my Cayuga Heights studio. Paintings in various stages of completion and size await your viewing.
My earliest memories are of coloring as a 3-year-old. I’ve always been fascinated by color. After studying art at Alfred University, I switched career paths and got a degree in business from CCC, a BS in marketing and an MS in liberal studies from ESC. I used my creativity for several years as Advertising Manager for Gannett Newspaper Division and later as Director of Corporate Relations for Johnson at Cornell. I currently enjoy marketing consulting, teaching color theory, painting, and color therapy.
I feel extremely blessed that I get to paint every day. My latest work is an exploration of the psychology of art from my graduate studies. I’ve studied how the brain influences how we perceive colors & images. My painting process involves several layers of acrylic/oil on canvas or birch board, which is often emblazoned by metallic/iridescent overlays, glitter, glass, gold leaf and mixed media. I apply a clear coat of ArtResin that offers the duality of sealing in the artwork while making the colors pop by reflecting light. The result is a luxurious composite full of energy. My paintings can be found in homes and offices all over the world and appear in several books on international contemporary artists.
Studio Direction Specifics:
From Route 13N, Take the Cayuga Heights Rd. exit, turn right at stop sign onto Cayuga Heights Rd., go about 0.2 miles and make a right onto Beckett Way, turn left at stop sign onto Wedgewood Drive. My house is first one on the right (brick façade with black shutters). Please do not park in driveway. Follow stone path alongside the garage to entrance to studio out back.