I love to paint fast and loose. I want my paintings to look as though they were whipped out in a flash of inspiration. The truth is I work thoughtfully — designing, reworking, and simplifying so my work looks fresh. I work mostly in the studio but I go the landscape en plein air about once a week.
Recognition for my work has been growing steadily. "The Writer" was given full page coverage in International Artist magazine and won a major award in the Fifteenth national Oil Painters of America show. My paintings have received awards in national competitions including The Artists magazine, Raymar Art, and BoldBrush. My landscape awards include Artists' Choice at a recent Paint Annapolis (Maryland) event and Best of Show at the second annual Solomons (Maryland) plein air festival. I was the featured Artist at the 28th Annual Oxford Fine Arts Fair. My paintings will be included in the book 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic, to be published in 2014. I have just initiated a series I call "The Little Flowers" — small paintings available for auction.
Though I am an impressionist, my background is classical. I studied with 20th century masters at the Art Student's League of New York, intellectual history at New York University, and literature and art in Perugia, Italy. Many of my illustrations are in World Health Organization manuals around the globe, and images and colors from travels to Africa and Asia suffuse many of my paintings.
2013—November: "Strokes of Genius" opens at Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis
2013—September: Academy Art Museum, Instruction in Painting the Still Life begins
2013—September: "Views of the Mid-Atlantic" opens at Top of the World, Baltimore
2013—September: Painting the Adirondacks auction series
2013—August: The Little Flowers auction series
2013—June: Publishers Invitational in the Adirondacks
2013—May: Oxford Fine Arts Fair, Maryland
2013—May: Church Alley Gallery, Easton, Maryland
2013—March: Auction Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
2012—July: Paint It! Ellicott City, juried artist
2012—June: Easels In Frederick, juried artist
2012—June: Paint Solomons, juried artist
2012—June: Paint Annapolis, juried artist — Third Place and Artist Choice awards
2012—May: Featured Artist, 28th Annual Fine Arts Fair, Oxford, MD
2012—April: Demonstration for Working Artists' Forum, Talbot County, MD
2011—November: American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition
2011—October: Dueling Brushes award
2011—September: Paint Annapolis 2011 juried plein air competition
2011—July: Featured Artist in Daily Paintworks online paint gallery
2011—June: Icons of the West Invitational, Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana
2011—June: Finalist BoldBrush competition for "Homestead Woman"
2011—May: Oxford Fine Arts Fair, Oxford, Maryland
2011—March: Annapolis—Maryland Hall for Creative Arts Auction
2010—December: Finalist, The Artists magazine portrait competition
2010—November: Finalist, Raymar Art Contest
2010—September: Paint Annapolis 2010 juried plein air competition
2010—August: Finalist in Fine Art Studio Online competition for "Women's Work"
2010—August: Plein Air award in Paint Ellicott City competition for "Tongue Row"
2010—August/September: International Artist publication Finalist for "The Writer"
2010—May: Best-of-Show in Solomons Paint-the-Town competition for "Gray Day Grasses"
2010—February, March, April, May, June, August, September: Top 15% FASO competition
2009—Roland Park Place, Baltimore, MD, Solo Show
2009—Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX—Juried Show, "Irish Times"
2008—Wilson Gallery, Catonsville, MD—Group Show
2008—Christensen Studio, Victor, ID—Group Show
2007—Oil Painters of America National Show, Whistle Pik Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
2006—Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America National Show, Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT.
2004—Grille Art Show, Baltimore, MD—Group Show
2003—Maryland Federation of Art, Miniature Show, Baltimore, MD—Juried Show
2001 through 2008—The Charcoal Club of Baltimore, Annual—Group Shows
2000—York Art Association, York, PA—Juried Show
1982—Annual Juried Exhibition held at Salmagundi Club, NYC—Juried Show