About the Artist
Touching a brush to canvas or paper and creating an image that expresses a reality or a feeling that comes from within is a fulfilling pursuit.
Growing up in Detroit I had the chance to attend select art classes at the Detroit Institute of Arts throughout high school. Every Saturday the DIA was my playground and being surrounded by Diego Rivera murals and European masterworks instilled a reverence for painting and painters that to this day fills me with awe.
I received a BA in Fine Arts (Ceramics) and Art History from Michigan State University and worked as a studio potter for many years until my life took a sharp turn. I discovered that computers and programming fascinated me and I became a systems analyst. For the next 30 years my creative outlet was designing IT solutions for the General Assembly of Maryland.
Now, retired from that career I immerse myself fully in the visual arts with paint being my expressive tool of choice.
I have exhibited with the Baltimore Watercolor Society, the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington DC, the Annapolis Watercolor Club, the West River Artists, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the Benfield Art Gallery, the Maryland Federation of Art, the Mitchell Gallery - St John’s College, and Gallery 564. I am a member of the Annapolis Watercolor Club, the West River Artists, the Maryland Federation of Art, and the Annapolis Arts Alliance.
My wish is for you to enjoy my efforts and hopefully feel a connection, as I did, with the subject of each piece.
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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