I am a part of the history of Emerson Umbrella from its humble beginnings in the 1980s with a degree in Painting & Art History. I had lived in Paris for 3 years and after returning to the US, began volunteering and then teaching at DeCordova Museum. I also began teaching at the Emerson Umbrella.
I have returned to France frequently to paint landscapes, mostly in Provence, the Var or the Vaucluse. Back in my studio, I painted mostly still life using numerous objects familiar to me and integrating them into a whole by relating them to each other. I am interested in the philosophy of art and the way we can express ourselves by abstraction.