In the hills above Lucca

My education was in graphic and textile design at the University of California, Davis. I continued, postgraduate, through the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy and have studied drawing and painting in Belgium, Germany, at Scottsdale Artists’ School in AZ, USA, and at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.

I live and work in Italy. My subject matter and media have evolved from very detailed Tuscan still lifes in watercolor to pastel landscapes on textured surfaces, to semi-impressionistic and abstract oils of animal and plant life whilst living in Zambia for 10 years. Now I work primarily in oil en plein air. Throughout, there has always been a graphic element to my work, and an obvious love for rich colors, and Nature.

Painting in Lerici

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