A Vibrant Home for Culture, Education, and City Life on Capitol Hill

May 4 – June 25, 2017

Artist Statement

Although I also enjoy painting portraits and still life, this exhibition features primarily works painted en Plein Air (out-of-doors) in the tradition of the French impressionists. Most of the pieces were painted near the water’s edge–overlooking streams, canals, rivers or lakes in the Washington area and in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, areas to which I am attached by many years of residence and many hours of walking and wandering.  I am inspired and challenged by water, as it takes on such a variety of forms; changing with weather, wind, temperature and gravity. I love capturing the reflections that we so often fail to notice, and that are often quickly brushed away by a passing breeze. I also enjoy the physical and psychological benefits of being out-of-doors absorbing the beauty around us.