I have been painting and exhibiting in the Catskills since 1977, the year my husband and I purchased our property in Arkville. The original owners were Adah and J. Francis Murphy, the founders of the Pakatakan Art Colony. The painting studio I have been using, that of J. Francis,was built around 1900, It is located on the second floor of an old carriage house. It is spacious and features a large north facing window as well as a balcony. The building is located about 500 feet from the parking area. This will be the last time I will be showing in this space as I am selling the property and am moving to a town house in Halcottsville. As well as reasonably priced art work it is perhaps the last opportunity to step back into the past here and get a sense of a bygone era.
Much of my art work is painted directly on site (plein air). I aim to capture a sense of the region, the old barns, the remaining farms, the waterways, the hills, the forests. I work in oils and, occasionally in pastels. My style is loose, impressionistic, ,focusing on color and light.