Artist Statement

My artwork is a direct reflection of the observations I have made throughout a lifetime of travel to all seven continents and all fifty states. Whether I am painting or printmaking, I like to use light, shape and color to capture the atmospheric and physical characteristics unique to each region. I approach my work with a mindset that is open to both experimentation and exploration. As each piece evolves, I am transported back to the places that I have visited. I can see the morning mist in Ireland, the beautiful sunsets of Santa Fe, and the Northern Lights of Iceland dancing across the winter sky. I draw inspiration for my artwork from a wide range of schools and artists, including the landscape artists of the Hudson River School as well as artists of the Washington DC Color School.


I am an award winning artist who enjoys both painting and printmaking. I was recently honored by the Frederick Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts with an individual artist award. My work was featured in MOMA’s 2018 digital online learners show, the CBS Sunday Morning Show and in many regional, national and internationally juried shows. I am a member of the Maryland Arts Council, the Maryland Federation of Art, the Capitol Hill Art League, the Frederick Arts Council, the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, as well as several museums. I serve as a remote volunteer for the Smithsonian Associates program where I provide support to online studio art courses. I have been creating art for most of my life, and returned to the studio full time in 2019 following my retirement from a successful career in Information Technology. 

Gallery representation is by DISTRICT Arts, Frederick, MD.