About the Artist
Embarking on a creative journey during my high school years in Detroit, I found the halls of the Detroit Institute of Arts captivating. Every Saturday, while attending select art classes at the DIA, I was able to surround myself with majestic Diego Rivera murals and European masterpieces. That experience ignited an enduring admiration for the artists who crafted them and a lifelong desire to be a painter myself. Armed with a BA in Fine Arts (Ceramics) and Art History from Michigan State University, I initially delved into the world of studio pottery, shaping clay into artworks with a practical touch. Then fate had other plans, leading me on an unexpected detour into the realm of computers and programming. For the next three decades, my creativity found expression in designing IT solutions for state government, a journey as exhilarating as it was unexpected.
Now, having retired from the world of technology, I have embraced a full immersion into the visual arts, with the brush and canvas becoming my tools of choice for self-expression.
My paintings have appeared in exhibitions hosted by the Baltimore Watercolor Society, the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington DC, the Miniature Art Society of Florida, the Benfield Art Gallery, the Annapolis Watercolor Club, the West River Artists, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the Maryland Federation of Art, the Mitchell Gallery - St John’s College, the MC3 Gallery, Gallery 564, and the Sotheby's International Realty Gallery. I enjoy volunteering with a number of these associations to help spread the word about the joys of painting.
With each stroke of the brush, I strive to forge a connection between my audience and the subjects of my pieces, inviting you to share in the joy and inspiration that fuel my artistic endeavors. Welcome to the colorful world of my imagination!
2010 - present
2017 - Benfield Gallery, Erica Walsh Show - Honorable Mention - Orchid Assembly
2017 - Annapolis Watercolor Club - Linthicum Walks Show - Honorable Mention - Regent Spring
2017 - Annapolis Watercolor Club - Quiet Waters Show - 2nd Place - Fortune Flower
2018 - Baltimore Watercolor Society - Quiet Waters Show - 2nd Place - Kitchen Kit
2019 - Annapolis Watercolor Club - Linthicum Walks Show - 1st Place - Pier No More
2020 - Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of WDC, 87th International - Honorable Mention - Golden Crete
2020 - Annapolis Arts Alliance - Seas the Day Show - 1st Place - Dangerous Liaison
2021- Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of WDC, 88th International - Honorable Mention - 70 Words A Minute
2022 - Annapolis Watercolor Club - Quiet Waters Show - Honorable Mention - Nigel Takes The Measure, While Enid Has Tea
2023 - Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of WDC, 90th International - Honorable Mention - Twilight on the Mall