Painting with very bright colors is my passion. For inspiration, I seek out vibrant subjects: landscapes, buildings, streets, boats, reflections on the water, to name a few. From there, I look at how the sunlight transposes the environment and how these compositions change hour by hour. Working outside allows me to study the constantly changing subtleties of color and light, and allows me valuable insight and sensitivity when I am painting back in my studio from photographs and memory.
American Art Collector Magazine, The Piedmont Virginian Magazine, Elan Magazine, Best of American Pastel Artists Vol. II, Le Petit Bleu des Cotes d’ Amour, Quest France, 2017 American Art Collector Book, The Freelance Star, American Corporate Identity 9, The Best in Medical Advertising & Graphics, and International Brand Packaging Awards Annual.
PARTIAL LIST OF EXHIBITIONS
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, Solo Exhibitions, Mar.-Jan. 2019, Fredericksburg, Virginia..
San Diego Marina Hotel, April 2017, San Diego, California.
Montpelier Races, Nov. 2014 & 2015, Montpelier, Virginia.
National Institutes of Health, May-June 2015, Bethesda, Maryland.
Hotel Bazin de Jessey, L’exposition Artistes en Residence a’ la Vignette, Oct.-Nov. 2013, Dinan, France.
Les Amis de la Grande Vigne, Artist residency, April 2012, Dinan, France.
Live an Artful Life Gallery, 4 Women Paint, 4 person show, May 2012, The Plains, Virginia.
Workhouse Arts Center, National Juried Show, Judged by Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Nov. 2011, Lorton, Virginia.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, MPS Signature Member Show, Nov. 2010, Hagerstown, Maryland.
Hotel Plaza de Armas, Solo Exhibition, February 2010, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Walker Arts Center, Baker Gallery, Solo Exhibition of 36 Paintings, Jan.- Feb. 2010, Woodberry Forest, Virginia.
The Sketchbook Project, National Traveling Show - Art House Gallery, Jan-May 2010, Atlanta, GA. Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY. Art & Shelter Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Soulard Art Market, St. Louis, MO. Home Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Carnegie Institution of Washington, Art for Life, November 2009, Washington D.C.
Stafford Hospital, Permanent painting acquisition, 2009, Stafford, Virginia.
Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, MPS Member Show, Judge Joe Fitzgerald, Jan. 2009, Bethesda, Maryland.
National Institutes of Health, Clinical Gallery Two-Person Show, Jan- Feb 2009, Bethesda, Maryland.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Chaney Gallery, MPS Member Show, April 2008, Annapolis, Maryland.
University of Phoenix, Juried Traveling Exhibition of Workhouse Artists, May 2008, Reston, Virginia.
C. William Gilcrest Museum, Maryland Pastel Society Member Show, April 2008, Cumberland, Maryland.
The Glenview Mansion, MPS 2007 Members-Only Juried Exhibition, Rockville, Maryland. .
The Chestertown Arts League, MPS 2005 Juried Member Show, Judged by Ross Merrill, Chestertown, Maryland.
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
American Art Collector, 2017, Published in Juried Competition of New Work.
Juror, Regional Exhibit, August 2016, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Les Amis de la Grande Vigne, Artist Residency, April 2012. Dinan, France.
Élan Magazine, March 2010, 4 page Feature Artist story. Written by Alice Ross.
Best of America Pastels, Vol. II, December 2009, Published by Kennedy Publishing.
Judges Choice Award, Fine Art, June 2008, Judged by Emily Smith, Virginia Museum of Fine Art.
Equal Merit Award, May 2008, Judged by F. Lennox Campello, University of Phoenix, Reston, Virginia.
Honorable Mention, MPS 2007, Members Juried Exhibition, Judged by Nancy Tankersly.