My artwork focuses on patterns in the natural world that I have observed throughout years of travel to all seven continents and all fifty states. My work demonstrates my interest in how shapes, colors, and textures can convey mood and meaning while at the same time capturing the atmospheric and physical characteristics unique to each region. Moving between painting and printmaking, I use a variety of materials and techniques to build surface textures all while thinking about how the viewer might relate to my artwork. 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. It is my hope that the viewer of my artwork is transported to a place of quiet reflection, even if for a brief moment in time.
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, and by the Maryland State Arts Council with a professional development grant. My work is held in the permanent collection of the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other accolades includes participation 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 State Arts Council, the Maryland Federation of Art, the Frederick Arts Council, the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, as well as several museums. I serve as a Smithsonian Associates remote volunteer program where I provide support to online studio art and art history 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. I maintain a studio practice in the historic district of downtown Frederick, MD.
Gallery representation is by DISTRICT Arts, Frederick, MD.