Courage is in the embrace. Look at; touch; step into; smell; taste; listen for :
experience art in some measure each day. ~ RA
Bog Hill Art gets its name from the studio atop a hill overlooking a cranberry bog. The ever-changing ecology of the bog plays an influential role in my painting and photography. As with seasonal changes in the bog - the budding of new growth, maturity settling into dormancy and back to growth - so my art grows, mellows for a time then reemerges with new direction.
Photography and painting have been part of my life since childhood. Curiosity, the how and why we interact within the spaces we occupy, is the motivating drive behind lens and paintbrush. There are stories in the seemingly random to the deliberate. I attempt to spark interest, provoke thought about what the captured moment is in my work.
I am fortunate to have experienced life in both rural and urban settings. I earned a BFA , Interior Design degree with honors from the University of Massachusetts. Travels have taken me to the beaches of the Caribbean Islands; Florida Everglades; California and Baja Mexico Pacific coasts; Martha's Vineyard; Gaspe Peninsula, Canada. I have spent time in the mountains of California, Colorado and New England. Explorations brought me into the Pacific Redwood Forests and southern California desert lands.
In 2013 I took a leap of faith to pursue an art career, continuing to experiment with creativity and style. I am a member of the Upper Cape Cod Camera Club and Artist Guild at Falmouth Art Center. I have been a Board of Director Member for the ArtsFalmouth non-profit organization working on Arts Alive and Falmouth JazzFest committees. I also have extensive experience as curator of art exhibitions. Be it traditional or modern, ancient or contemporary, art is everywhere to contemplate, learn from and experiment with. Bog Hill Art attempts to bring a bit of this life inside through art. A special thank you to family, friends and mentors for their positive contributions in this life long quest.