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.
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
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
Featured Artists – June 2017, Worcester County Arts Council, Berlin, Maryland
Featured Artists – April 2019, Worcester County Arts Council, Berlin, Maryland
“Landscapes” - 2012, Globe Theater Berlin Maryland
Worcester County Arts Council, Berlin, Maryland
Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland
Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, Delaware
Jo Fleming Contemporary Art Gallery, Annapolis Maryland - gallery representative