RECENT AWARDS AND HONORS
SALON INTERNATIONAL - Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TE, 2013, 2014
ANNUAL MEMBERS' EXHIBITION - Salmagundi Club, NYC, 2011, 2012, 2014
2ND PLACE AWARD, National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS)
Fall 2013 OnLine Exhibition;
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Spring 2013
OPA (Oil Painters of America)- Eastern Regional Exhibition, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2013
OPA (Oil Painters of America) - Salon Show of Traditional Oils, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI, 2013
BEST OF AMERICA EXHIBIT - National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS), 2010 (Best Landscape Award), 2011, 2012, 2013
INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION - National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 2013
ANNUAL MEMBERS' EXHIBITION - Salmagundi Club, NYC, 2011, 2012
BIENNIAL MARYLAND REGIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBIT - University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD 2013
SECRETS TO COMPOSITION - Paperback version of my book by North Light Books, September 2012
As an artist, my passion lies with interpreting the light on the land, primarily the rolling hills, picturesque creeks, and historic areas near me. Through both plein air and studio paintings, I attempt to give a contemporary response to the landscape with consideration to environmental issues in the still undeveloped areas that reveal the heart and soul of my home state. To achieve this, I use oil as the medium in my attempt to create espressive and pleasing paintings that will last a lifetime or more.
I consider my paintings to be a reflection of my artistry and view of the world. It humbles me to know individuals appreciate my art; in fact, I have been told the soft, welcoming compositions and colors of my landscape paintings bring on feelings of nostalgia and are reminiscent of locations visited in the past.
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