the journey       

Midge Coleman down at Ocean Point with her painting Sea Change - 30x40


American Artist Professional League

American Impressionist Society

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

Ridgewood Art Institute

The paintings are available on line throughout the year.  My New Jersey winter studio allows time to create larger studio work from my five months in Newcastle where I visit the many midcoast preserves and land trusts from early spring to late fall finding inspiration under Maine's marvelous light.  Available work can be seen at my Newcastle studio by request (207-586-5234 - landline).  

My work has been juried into group and solo shows along the east coast from Virginia to Maine with representation in galleries and corporate venues, gaining recognition and awards in three mediums. I continue to seek out new subjects on my travels that challenge, ever hopeful my work captures the emotion that drew me to that moment in time.

This journey began at the Ridgewood Art Institute in New Jersey, learning the principles of Frank Vincent DuMond, one of the most influential teacher-painters of the 20th century. Following my studies in oil, I discovered the medium of pastel creating award-winning still life paintings. Wanting to work in landscape I reached out to contemporary painters taking workshops in the southwest and northeast, sharing their knowledge and love of plein air.

Continuing on this journey of growth and discovery I now work in acrylic, so enjoying this challenging medium using the Munsell color theory.

Travel with me on this journey, sharing my interpretation of nature's gifts.  Change is constant and captured moments in time offer us reflection, hope and renewal.