1989   Kansas City Art Institute, Graduate Studies Program - Taos, New Mexico

1974 - 76   Kansas City Art Institute, B.F.A. Painting,(Bowan Drawing Award) ​- Kansas City, Missouri

​1971   Rhode Island School of Design, Pre-College Program - Providence, Rhode Island

​1969 - 97   Willem de Kooning, Private Mentor - Easthampton, Long Island, New York

1968 - 72   Buxton School - Williamstown, Massachusetts​​

1976 - 2002  Dave Van Ronk, Private Mentor - Greenwich Village, New York

"Streams" is an exhibition of oil paintings, cello music, and recorded biophony and geophony near the stream. The paintings are layered observations with references to history and dream.  I composed the music in layers of playing and recording the cello in a process similar to painting.  The audio/visual aspect of this exhibition enhances synesthesia and imaginative engagement with the subject, which flows in a timeless style.  An exhibition book was published with an essay by Richard Shiff, PhD, which you may read on the "Streams" page.  The "Streams" evolved from a lifetime of landscape painting. In 2017 the use of stereoscopic technology has added a 3/D dimension to the paintings.

My 25 year mentorship with artist Willem de Kooning began in my teenage years when he saw one of my paintings and offered to be my guide.  I have been a painter all my life with a particular fascination with color.

​With an innate ability to perceive color I founded a color separation company when I was in my early 20's.  As a specialist in the color separation of art for museums and galleries I became known as "The Color Doctor".  Through this work I was able to handle and examine priceless works of art, which furthered my study of painting and drawing.

For the last 35 years I have taught drawing, painting and color to students of all ages and levels of ability, with a focus on perceptual translation of form and color.  I have also assisted curators, scholars and writers in projects involving artists Willem de Kooning, John Graham, and Marsden Hartley.  In January of 2015 I was invited to participate in "Cezanne Scholars' Day" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

In January of 2015 I presented a seminar at MIT in the Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering called "Color, Chords, and Creativity",  which described how visual art and music use universal natural structures to create hybrid forms.  And in January of 2016 I returned to MIT to teach a weeklong I.A.P  studio seminar about learning to see through drawing, painting and color.

​I was represented by the Allan Stone Gallery in New York City for 15 years.  Since 2014 I have been traveling with the "Streams" exhibition, teaching, and painting.  My work is in museum, corporate, and private collections.



2015  A Ballet: "The Pool of Memory" - concept, 40' stage backdrop, costumes -

          CT Ballet Summer Dance Caravan - a collaboration with CT Ballet (choreography & dancers),  Joe Bouchard (music)

​2015  Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at UConn Avery Point,"Water, Water, Paean to a Vanishing Resource" 

2014  Hiestand Galleries at Miami University, "Streams" solo exhibition - Oxford, Ohio

​2014  Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at UConn Avery Point, "Streams" solo exhibition - Groton, Connecticut

2012  The Art Place at Yale Physicians Building, featured artist exhibition - New Haven, Connecticut

2011  Mass Audubon Habitat, "Forest Life" solo exhibition - Belmont, Massachusetts

​2011  The Gilbert Gallery at Miss Porters School, solo exhibition - Farmington, Connecticut

2011  The Art Place at Yale Physicians Building, featured artist exhibition - New Haven, Connecticut

​2010  New London Railroad Station, "Land Alive" solo exhibition - New London, Connecticut

​2010  The Art Place at Yale Physicians Building, featured artist exhibition - New Haven, Connecticut

2010  St. Philips Artist Guild Juried Exhibition, "H2O" group - Norwalk, Connecticut

2010  Hygienic Art Galleries, "Gesture - Making the Mark" select group - New London, Connecticut

​2009  ADAA Art Show at Park Ave Armory, Allan Stone Gallery Booth - New York City, New York

2009  Carriage Barn Art Center, ​"Dem Bones" select group​ - New Canaan, Connecticut

2008  Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 Art Fair​, Allan Stone Gallery Booth - Miami Beach, Florida

​2008  Allan Stone Gallery, ​"Talent" group exhibition - New York City, New York

​2007  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, ​"Putting the U Back in Curator" - Kansas City, Missouri

2004  Allan Stone Gallery, "Group" select group - New York City, New York

2003  Bushnell Center for Performing Arts, "The American Landscape" solo exhibition - Hartford, CT

1999  Allan Stone Gallery, ​"Fruits, Flowers, Skies & Pies" select group - New York City, New York

1998  Allan Stone Gallery, ​"Talent" group exhibition - New York City, New York

1996  Allan Stone Gallery, "Talent" group exhibition - New York City, New York

1996  Virginia Lynch Gallery, "Contemporary Landscape" - Tiverton, Rhode Island

​1995  Allan Stone Gallery​, "Talent" group exhibition - New York City, New York

1995  Virginia Lynch Gallery, "2 Artists" - Tiverton, Rhode Island

1992  Legislative Offices, solo exhibition - Hartford, Connecticut

1991  C. Grimaldis Gallery, ​"Perceptual Landscape Painting" - Baltimore, Maryland

1991  Connecticut State Treasury​, "Solo Exhibition of 60 works" - Hartford, Connecticut

1991  Governor's Office, solo exhibition - Hartford, Connecticut

1991  Elaine Benson Gallery, "New Generation" ​- Bridgehampton, New York

1988  Ward Nasse Gallery, "The Artists' Choice" award exhibition - New York City, New York

1982  Elaine Benson Gallery, "Elaine de Kooning's Inadvertent Collection" - Bridgehampton, New York

1981  Paul Mellon Arts Center, solo exhibition - Wallingford, Connecticut


The September 11 Memorial Museum - New York City, New York

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art - Kansas City, Missouri

The Yale Peabody Museum - New Haven, Connecticut

Yale University Physicians Building - New Haven, Connecticut

The Connecticut State Treasury - Hartford, Connecticut

H&R Block - Kansas City, Missouri

United Aluminum Corporation - North Haven, Connecticut

The Cohn Collection - New Haven, Connecticut

The Cohen Collection - London, England

The New Haven Arts Council - New Haven, Connecticut

The Meriden/Wallingford Hospital - Wallingford, Connecticut

The Mable Dodge House - Taos, New Mexico

The Allan and Clare Stone Collection - Purchase, New York

The Anthony Harvey Collection - Water Mill, New York

The Nouritza Matossian Collection - London, England

The Elaine de Kooning Collection

The Willem de Kooning Estate

The Katharine Hepburn Estate

The Dave Van Ronk Estate

​    and many other corporate and private collections


​2014  "Streams"  an exhibition book with an essay by

Richard Shiff, PhD (Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art History at University of Texas at Austin)

2014  Judith Zilczer, "A Way of Living: The Art of Willem de Kooning", Phaidon, 2014

2010  "Land Alive" an exhibition book with an essay by

​Nouritza Matossian (Author of "Black Angel - The Biography of Arshile Gorky")

2010  Amy Barry, ​"Entering the World of Joan Levy Hepburn in Two Exhibits".

The Day​, New London, CT. (8/12/10): Life Feature

2010  Sandi Shelton, ​"On Murray Pond: Preserve Inspires Painters, Writers, Musicians".

New Haven Register​ , New Haven, CT. (7/19/10): Life Feature

2010  Judy Samelson (Playbill Magazine), ​"Travels With Her Aunt"

Shoreline Times​ , Guilford, CT. (7/15/10): Life Feature

​2010  Norwich, "New Exhibit Opens at Hygienic Art Gallery", Jan. 21, 2010

2008  Jennifer Shafer Wood, ​"The Color Doctor Paints the Woods of Killingworth".

The Middletown Press​ , Middletoe, CT. (9/27/08): Weekend Feature

2007  Suzanne M. Levine, ​"Joan of Art".

Ink Magazine​ , Vol 2 Issue 10, (Oct : 2007) Feature Article

2004  Stevens & Swan, "De Kooning - An American Master"​ , Knopf Publisher, 2004

2002  Diane Smith, "Christmas in Connecticut" , Globe Pequot Publisher, 2002

1991  Julie Lynch, ​"Killingworth Artist Saves Hemlocks With a Paintbrush" ,

The Middletown Press  ​, Middletown, CT. (12/26/91): Habitat Feature

1991  John Dorsey, ​"Landscapes at Grimaldis Display Distinct Styles".

The Baltimore Sun , Baltimore, MD. (7/15/91): Today, Section B

1991  ​"Benson Gallery to Open Season".

The Easthampton Star​ , Easthampton, NY. (5/10/91): Review of New Generation


2015  Interview Nutmeg TV, Studio 411 #132 with Larry Dasilva, Farmington, Connecticut

2015  Interview at the de Kooning Foundation, New York City, New York

​1982  The Elaine de Kooning Slide Archive of Prominent Women Artists