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I am a self-taught contemporary pastel painter and painting is what I love to do most!
I was born in The Netherlands, raised in New York, and presently paint in my home studio in Uxbridge, MA.

I enjoy painting in many mediums and subjects. In 2006 I set a goal to complete a painting a day making small works more affordable to collectors. As the body of work developed, a pattern began to emerge revealing mainly still life subjects. Although my work is not limited to the still life genre, I have learned that still life subjects translate well into a small painting format. They challenge me to dig deeper into the details, which is what draws me to simple subjects.
My method is conventional working from hard to soft pastels in layers. The focus is on shapes, color, and light; and the challenge of finding the right balance between them. The motion of light that plays on a still object intrigues me. 

In 2013 I had the honor of being featured in the article "Food for Thought" of the Pastel Journal Magazine.