I am pleased to be a 2020 recipient of the Connecticut Artists Respond Grant. With the funding, I worked alongside my father as we both created landscape paintings in my parents’ backyard, and share our process with a virtual audience through a short film that is available here

As we paint, we ask ourselves the question: can simple viewpoints spark imagination and drive to create? Between my experience as a trained artist, and my father’s unique life perspective having lived through the Great Depression as well as through combat military service, we believe that our presentation of the benefits of painting on the mind and spirit are relevant at this unprecedented time, when so many are struggling, isolated at home, and seeking outlets for comfort and joy. 
 

CT Artists Respond