I have many interests ranging from painting, embellishing clothing, sculpting, painting furniture, gardening and flower arranging. I work in cycles sometimes for years and then I switch gears and work in one of my other loves. Although my interests seem totally different I am able to transfer knowledge and skills over to each medium. For an example, I paint on my clothing just as I would on canvas. My color combinations work well in a garden design as well as with painted furniture or clothing.
Automotive Fine Art
I created a niche market for automotive fine art. I combine a photo-realistic approach to my oil paintings along with my desire to be an abstract artist. Many of my paintings just show a portion of the grill and headlights of the vehicle. I let the viewer's brain finish the rest of the painting. I also paint flowers, landscapes and animals.
I love wearing jackets and always finish off my outfits with a statement piece of jewelry by Cathleen McLain. (Google Cathleen MaLain Jewelry and select images and you will get an idea of how special her pieces are)
I embellish jackets from my closet or purchase jackets at thrift shops on half price days. I usually alter the jackets especially the sleeves. Many times the jacket stays in my "stash" until I find the right design to make the jacket a piece of art work. There are usually at least 5 jackets waiting in my stash for some sort of inspiration and love. Most of my jackets take months to complete.
Sculpture is a new medium to me. I ran into a great teacher last year and Shauna Shane took me on as a one-on-one student and she helped me construct a cement frog who is sitting on a spool of thread with his leg crossed and a welcoming extended hand that can hold a glass of wine. Shauna and I formed a relationship to sculpt cement garden farm animals for the 2017 Hartford Flower Show. It proved to be a great experience.
Going forward, I am sculpting in a new medium that will be very abstract and have glass elements. Wait for photos and updates of the new sculpture in the coming months.
I enjoy painting furniture in the style of MacKenzie Childs. (Google and select images) It is one way I can put more color into my life. The pieces I have painted have been around the house for years and could use a little spiffing up. They include small tables and chairs.
I hold degrees in Marketing and Finance with backgrounds in accounting and economics. I have also studied landscape architecture.
I have volunteered to raise funds or volunteer time for many organizations in the Town of East Windsor and South Windsor.
I raised $100,000 in one hundred days to match a $100,000 grant for an addition to the Warehouse Point Library.
I helped raise over one million dollars over a 7 year period to build the Scout Hall Youth Center in East Windsor.
I helped organize and volunteered for five years at the Gingerbread House Festival at the Wood Memorial Library in South Windsor. We had over 8,000 visitors in 2017.
I am in the process of coordinating the opening of the Osborn House on the property of the East Windsor Historical Society.
You can contact me by phone, 860-289-5085, or to email me.
1949 Studebaker with dump truck body
1952 Chevy pick up truck with golden retriever
Massey Ferguson Tractor
Model A Ford
Model T Ford pick up truck
1936 International Truck
Restored 1941 John Deere Tractor
International Fire truck 1940-1947
West Cork, Ireland Cows
Franklin County Land Trust Farm & Garden tour
Berkshire Botanical Gardens in Stockbridge, MA
Wolf Neck Park, Freeport, ME
Irish National Stud Farm oriental gardens
Barn in Loonensburg, VT
Geraniums in Bolton, CT window
1948 Farmall tractor with a one arm bandit bucket loader
Morikami Museum in Delray Beach, FL
1973 Volvo P1800 ES
Baby Lock Embellisher
Wool rovings, novelty yarns, & fleece
Art and oil paintings
Vintage and antique vehicles, autos, trucks, tractors and motorcycles
Antique autos, trucks, tractors and motorcycles
1961 TR3A Triumph sports car
1926 Harley Davidson Motorcycle
Long coat Chihuahua
Sturbridge village lamb
Canvas Floor cloths
Wadsworth Atheneum Festival of trees
Painted medusa on jacket back
Car artist Nancy Masters
Harley Davidson motorcycles
Automotive artist Nancy Masters