Portraits and Paintings in Pastel, Oil, and Watercolor
19 Hickory Hill Road, Chester, CT 06412 Tel: 860.526.2285 Email:
Elected Professional Memberships:
New York: Pastel Society of America, Signature Member and Master Pastellist
Knickerbocker Artists
American Artist Professional League
Salmagundi Club
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Society
Connecticut: New Haven Paint and Clay Club
Connecticut Women Artists
Connecticut Pastel Society, Signature Member
Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists
Lyme Art Association, Elected Member
Massachusetts: Rockport Art Association
North Shore Art Association
Academic Artists Association
Awards and Exhibitions:
Southeastern Pastel Society 2008 International Pastel Exhibition, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Connecticut Pastel Society – Most Contributing Member Award
  • Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Club New York, NY – Portrait Award
  • American Artists Professional League, New York, NY – Portrait Award
  • Pastel Society of the Southeast, Atlanta, GA – Portrait Award
  • Clinton Art League, Clinton, Ct – Portrait Award
  • Pen & Brush Club, New York, BY – The Pastel Society of America Award
  • Pastel Society of the Southwest Arts Centre, Irving TX – The Grumbacher Gold Medal Award
  • Pastel Society of the West Coast, Sacramento, CA – Board of Directors Award
  • Pastel Society of North Florida, Pensacola Museum of Fine Art, Pensacola, FL – The Founders Award
  • Academic Artists National Exhibition, Springfield, MA – The Honor Award
  • New England Painting Exhibition, Cape Cod, MA – The Hibbard Memorial Award
  • Brush and Palette Club, New Haven, CT – The De Leon Memorial Award
  • Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibition – The Goldman Award
  • North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA – Honor Award
  • Academic Artists Annual Exhibition – Honor Award
  • Kent Art Association President’s Show – KAA
  • Mt. Carmel Art Association Annual Exhibition – Pastel Award
  • National Arts Club, New York, NY – Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibition
  • National Arts Club, New York, NY – Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Exhibition
  • National Arts Club, New York, NY – Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition
  • The Hudson Valley Art Association, White Plains, NY – Annual Exhibition
  • Carriage House Gallery, Guilford, CT – One Woman Show
  • Connecticut Women in the Arts, Webb Gallery, North Haven, CT – Solo Show
  • Degas Pastel Society Museum of Art, Laurel, MS
  • Meadow Museum of Art, Shreveport, LA
  • Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT.
  • Connecticut Society of Portrait Painters
  • Connecticut Women Artists, Mystic CT.

Honoraries and Notables:
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Art 1993-1994
  • Inclusion in Calendar of Connecticut Artists
  • Napa Valley Competition Artist’s Magazine, Honorable Mention

Portrait Commissions:
  • Yale University, Portrait of Donna Diers, Dean of the School of Nursing.
  • Firm of Hitt, Sachner & Coleman, and Cheshire, CT Two Murals of the Town of Cheshire, depicting the Town Green historical buildings and local personalities.
  • Portrait of the Founder of New Britain Memorial Hospital, New Britain, CT.
  • Portrait of Mrs. Josianne Fleming, First Lady of Sint Martin, FWI, and Principal of the Methodist Agogic School, St. Maarten, NA.
  • Portrait of Dr. Claude Wathey, prominent politician and historical figure on the island of St. Maarten, NA.
  • Commissioned by the Florida Special Olympics to create image and painting for annual event 2007
  • Portrait of Chester Wathey, prominent St. Maarten businessman.
  • Hundreds of individual, family, and animal portraits during the last thirty years.
  • Painting commissioned by the Florida Special Olympics, Clermont, Fla.

Workshops and Demonstrations:
2003:- Faculty Member of Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL.
Instructor: “Pastel Intermediate to Advanced Level 201
Pastel Portraiture 101
1999: Arranged and directed first art workshop program for the Anguilla International Arts Festival, Anguilla, BWI. This included recruiting and retaining on contract
4 distinguished, American artists, each specializing in specific mediums.

1997: Demonstrated/participated in the first Anguilla International Arts Festival, Anguilla, BWI.

1994: Conducted exclusive 2-week long workshops for experienced artists to attain a more professional level in their painting careers (selected by their portfolios of work).

1993: Conducted private studio classes, Westbrook, CT.

1992: Conducted a 2-week workshop for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Ashford, CT

1990: Artist in Residence, St. Maarten, NA, for gifted children and for teachers.

1990: Organized Summer Mission Program: a special study group of gifted young adults in preparation for further education.

1990: Artist in Residence, Connecticut Public Schools, under the auspices of the Milford, Ct Fine Arts Council.

1982: Charles Movalli, Michael Stoffa, Roger Curtis, Bruce Turner, and Richard Clive.

1980: Teacher of Portrait Painting, Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT.

1979: Director Art Instruction Program, Cheshire, CT via teaching grant from the Connecticut Commission for the Arts, Hartford, CT.

1978: Director of Art Workshops on location in Rockport, MA and Gloucester, MA.

Other Accomplishments:
  • Founder and Director of Post Art Studio, LLC and Gallery of Fine Art.
  • Juror of Selection and Awards for local, regional, national, and international competitions.
  • Founder and Director of the Post Academy of Fine Art, Cheshire, CT.
Advanced Study with Master Artists:
  • Daniel Greene, NA, PSA, oil and pastel painting, portraiture,
    Gloucester, MA and North Salem, NY.
  • Albert Handell, PSA pastel painting, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Richard Clive, PSA, pastel painting, Rockport, MA.
  • Herman Marguiles, PSA, pastel painting, Washington, CT.
  • Frank Covino, portraiture, Fairfield, CT.
The Art Center College of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
The New York Phoenix School of Design, New York, NY.