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My artwork is inspired by the varied natural habitats around me. I want to create connection with the natural world and its organic beauty; I want to draw the viewer into that existence, to stir a recognition or realization of the beauty while it remains. I use random patterns applied in multiple layers of brushstrokes to emulate the chaos that is the natural environment. The subjects of my paintings are the varied places of water, woods, and fields. I apply linear patterns-- brush strokes on a layer of burnt umber-- not in the pursuit of realism, but to reflect depth and mystery.

My work has been included in juried shows in Annapolis, Rehoboth, Adkins Arboretum, Berlin, and Ocean City.

I was awarded a scholarship to the Corcoran Museum School, Washington, D. C. in 1969 where I studied drawing, printmaking, and painting. In addition, I worked as an intern for an exhibit installation at the Hirshhorn, Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C. My work included preparation of the “The Open Door,” a bicentennial celebration of 20th century American immigrant artists.  While completing my master’s degree at Salisbury University, I completed an independent study in landscape painting with Dr. Robert Hill and Jinchul Kim.

Education

2005: Master of Education – Secondary Education, Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland

Studied under Jinchul Kim

1995 – 1998: Undergraduate studio coursework, Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland as well as the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1976: Bachelor’s of Fine Arts – St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Major studies – art history & art education

Minor studies – drawing & painting  

1970: Corcoran Museum School, Washington, D. C. – studio work in painting, drawing, printmaking

Juried Exhibits

Coastal Living, Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth, Delaware 2019

Adkins Arboretum Annual Exhibit in Tuckahoe State Park, Maryland 2015, 2016, 20188th Biannual Regional Art 8th Biannual Show Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth, Delaware 2018

M.F.A. Strokes of Genius Annapolis, Maryland 2018

M.F.A. Waterworks Annapolis, Maryland 2017, 2018

Lowe House Gallery Annapolis Maryland 2018

Joint exhibits

Featured Artists – June 2017, Worcester County Arts Council, Berlin, Maryland

Featured Artists – April 2019, Worcester County Arts Council, Berlin, Maryland

Solo Exhibits

“Landscapes” - 2012, Globe Theater Berlin Maryland                                              

Membership

Worcester County Arts Council, Berlin, Maryland

Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland

Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, Delaware