Artist Statement

My inspiration often comes from random visual observations I’ve photographed during my walks. The urban landscape influences me. A very important aspect is the way nature consistently breaks through manufactured structures — the contrast between the chaos of natural forms and the rigid structure of man made spaces. Although my work is abstract, these visual elements form the framework of my art. I use the contrast between hard edged forms, and soft loose shapes to achieve this.

I am always working to achieve a satisfying composition. Starting by laying down areas of dark and light colors, I move to build layers to create the effect of looking deep beneath the surface. Contrast in colors is also used to create depth. Directional lines, sometimes suggested and subtle, sometimes very dominant, serve to direct the viewer’s eyes and tie the overall composition together. I also use pattern to create areas of emphasis.

RESUME

Education

BFA in Painting—Cleveland Institute of Art

Awards •  Grants • Fellowships

2017 Honorable Mention, “Strokes of Genius,” Circle Galley, Annapolis, MD

2017 Juror’s Choice Award, MFA @ Gallery B Group Exhibition, Bethesda, MD

2015 Honorable Mention, MFA @ Gallery B Group Exhibition, Bethesda, MD

1991 Third Prize, Ninth Annual Juried Exhibition Gallery of Fells Point, Baltimore, Md.

1989 Fellowship, the Montgomery County Arts Council for a series entitled “Hindsight Progression”
series (exhibited in 1991 at Arts Alive! Gallery)

Group Exhibitions

2018  “Strokes of Genius,” Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Juror: Joey P. Mánlapaz, Associate Faculty at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University

2018 “2018 MA+DS Metro Home Tour,” work was featured in the home design of Jackie Braitman Designs

2018 “Focoal Point,” Circle Gallery,  Annapolis, MD,  Juror: Adam Davies, Photographer

2017 “Small Wonders,” Circle Gallery,  Annapolis, MD, Juror: Dr. Roger Dunn, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art and Art History, Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts

2017 “Strokes of Genius,” Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Juror: Susan Behrends Frank, Ph.D., Curator,
The Phillips Collection

2017 MFA @ Gallery B, Group Exhibition, Bethsda, MD, Juror: Susan Calloway, Susan Calloway Fine Arts

2016 “Small Wonders,” Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD,  Juror: Amanda Burnham, Associate professor of art history
and art education at Towson University

2015 MFA @ Gallery B, Bethesda, MD. Group Exhibition, Juror: Margery Goldberg, Zenith Gallery

2011 Shampoo Salon Takoma Park, Maryland

2007 Silver Spring Arts Festival, Silver Spring, Maryland

1991 Gallery of Fells Point, Baltimore Maryland

1991 Arts Alive! Gallery “Hindsight Progression” Series, Bethesda, Maryland

1991 Bannockburn Clubhouse, Bethesda, Maryland

Press

1991 The Gazette, Exhibition Review

Art Organizations

Maryland Federation of Art