Having trained classically, I firmly believe in working from life. I paint my seashell still lifes in my studio using natural light exclusively. I usually have at least four set-ups under different light conditions in progress at any given time to allow me to work regardless of the time or weather conditions.
Landscapes are worked from life en plein-air or in the studio from sketches done on site.
Sculptures are worked from sketches, life, or memory. Occasionally, reference photographs are used for commissions when the subject is not available.
1995 studied at the Charles H. Cecil studios and the Florence Academy of Art, both in Florence, Italy
1995 solo still life show Pierce Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
1996-1997 group shows at Pierce Gallery, Portsmouth, NH; Churchill Gallery, Newburyport, MA; William Henry Gallery, Milton, MA.
1997 shows at Schaff Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Florence Academy Alumni show, London, England; solo show Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, MA
1997 Museum Director's choice award at the International Museum of the Horse, American Academy of Equine Art.
1998 First annual ÂEvening with the LearysÂ at Willoughby Fine Art, Edgartown, MA
2005 selected for annual shows at: Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, Allied Artists of America, and American Artists Professional League
2006 selected for shows at Allied Artists of America, Cape Cod Art Association National juried show
2007 selected for shows at Catherine Lorillard Wolfe and Academic Artists Association receiving an award in sculpture.
2011 elected to Signature Member status in the American Society of Marine Artists