​Nature is my solace and my primary inspiration.

My acrylic and watercolor landscape paintings seek to capture these moments of beauty and stillness found in the wilder places I visit. I use photographs taken while outdoors - usually hiking, paddling, or walking, as reference.

 

Capturing a sense of place and point in time has always been an important theme in my mind as I make art. In my past work I’ve explored ideas of place using maps and collage in a much more abstract sense, but more recently, I’ve become more interested in using “reality” and landscape as a starting point and exploring different ways to convey and expand on that via brushstroke.

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EDUCATION

 

Mercer County Community College, Associate of Fine Arts, 1992

Maryland Institute, College of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1994

 

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EXHIBITIONS  |  Solo/Featured

 

February featured artist, 4 State Gallery, 4 State Real Estate
Charles Town, WV, February 2019

 

July 1999   “Exit 7A”, Blue Elephant Art Center, Frederick MD

 

 

EXHIBITIONS & ACTIVITIES  |  Group, Juried, Invitational

 

2019

Waterford Fair Fine Art Exhibit - Waterford, VA, October 2019

Del Ray Artisans, "High Note" - Alexandria, VA, September 2019

Del Ray Artisans, "Fresh Meat" - Alexandria, VA, August 2019

Del Ray Artisans, "Art in Meditation-the Chakras" - Alexandria, VA, June 2019

Del Ray Artisans' Gallery Without Wall, "Uncommon Alexandria"-
VCA Animal Hospital, Alexandria, VA, June - September 2019

June landscape, Torpedo Factory Art League Gallery
Alexandria, VA, June-July 2019

May open, Torpedo Factory Art League Gallery

Alexandria, VA, May 2019

March150, Torpedo Factory Target Gallery
Alexandria, VA, March 2019

Del Ray Artisans, "For the Artist" - Alexandria, VA, March 2019

Art League Student/Faculty show, Torpedo Factory Art League Gallery

Alexandria, VA, February-March 2019
 

 
2018

B Chord Brewing Company Christmas Market - Round Hill, VA, December 2018

 

Tulusa’s 2018 Holiday Pop-up Shop - Alexandria, VA, December 2018

blue elephant Art Center 20th Anniversary Reunion Show, Area 31

Frederick, MD, November 2018

Waterford Fair Fine Art Exhibit - Waterford, VA, October 2018

Student/Faculty show, Torpedo Factory Art League Gallery

Alexandria, VA, February 2018

 

2016

Tulusa’s 2016 Spring Pop-up Shop - Alexandria, VA, April 2016

2015

Tulusa’s 2015 Holiday Pop-up Shop - Alexandria, VA, December 2015

 

2012

11th Annual Box Show, the Artists Gallery (TAG) (Invitational)

Frederick, MD, March 2012

 

2006

5th Annual Box Show, the Artists Gallery (TAG) (Invitational)

Frederick, MD, March 2006

 

2002

Members Group show - blue elephant Art Center

Frederick, MD, October 2002

 

New works by artists of the blue elephant Art Center, Howard Community College

Columbia, MD, October 2002

 

2001

Members Group show - blue elephant Art Center

Frederick, MD, October 2001

 

New Works - Blue Elephant Art Center

Frederick, MD, June 2001

 

2000

Members Group show - blue elephant Art Center

Frederick, MD, October 2000

 

New Works - Blue Elephant Art Center

Frederick, MD, June 2000

 

Blue Elephant Artists - Frederick County Community College, Mary Condon Hodgson Gallery

Frederick, MD, March 2000

1999

Members Group show - blue elephant Art Center

Frederick, MD, October 1999

 

New Works - Blue Elephant Art Center

Frederick, MD, June 1999

 

Frederick Festival of the Arts - Participating artist, blue elephant booth

Frederick, MD, June 1999

 

1998

Members Group show - blue elephant Art Center

Frederick, MD, October 1998

 

 

AWARDS

 

2019

Curators' Choice Award for "Barn Party" (acrylic)
"High Note" exhibit, Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria, VA, September 2019

Equal Merit Award for "Among the Dandelions" (watercolor)
2019 Student/Faculty Show - Torpedo Factory, Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, February 2019


2018

3rd place in Watercolor for "Huntley Meadows Egret" (watercolor)
2018 Waterford Fair Art Show, Waterford, VA, October 2018