Grew up in Southern California with the sun and light illuminating the landscape !
Entered the fashion industry in Los Angeles, then on to San Francisco and finally to New York City.
Designed for several major fashion houses before opening “Groot and Mislove” a textile print design studio, designing and selling our collections to all of the major fashion houses.
About that time I began to pursue studies in fine art and studied with the painters Victor Candell and Leo Manso. Attended the the “Provincetown Workshop” two Summers working with both VC and LM and then continued studies with them in the NYC.
And now, I am living and working in East Hampton with the equally special sun and light of the California landscape.
This energy has charged and influenced the work plus my ongoing desire to reinvent the immediacy of the ever changing moments in nature. The paintings contain active and bold brushwork to pursue the energy I feel in our natural world. A strong, personal and inventive layered use of color gives these paintings a fresh, lush and sometimes surprising view into the world around us. The use of linear elements further vitalize the brushwork.
Energy and surprise holds a special lure for me ……..at all costs I cannot give up attempting to convey this feeling and response to my work ………..and I must be the most surprised one of all.