I would like the weather and the actual experience of making the painting to show up in my work: in the movement of brush strokes, in the layers of colors, marks, touches, and in the amounts of paint allowed by the length of time it took to do the painting. This physical record is almost as important as the image, that may or may not have come together by the end. I want the paintings to seem airy and open, not bounded by the edges. As far as subject matter goes, clouds, treelines, humidity continue to hold my attention.
I was born in Boston and spent most of my childhood near the sea coast in and around New York. I have lived on farms to the north of Baltimore ever since and am now living with my husband, Josh Brumfield, a fine woodworker, on a working farm in Northern Baltimore County. All my life I have been attracted to all of the arts and to artists, and, equally, to beautiful natural settings, both cultivated and wild. I live on farms in order to paint the surrounding landscape and also because I like to spend a lot of time outdoors.
I have a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in Romance languages from Radcliffe College. Between colleges I studied at the New York Studio School. In Baltimore I am fortunate to be represented by the Fleckenstein Gallery.