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B.F.A. in painting from Arizona State University with prior coursework completed at Syracuse University and the Corcoran School of Art.

I prefer working in acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, colored pencil and mixed media.

Artistic inspiration: Have returned to "Old Masters" and their exact execution of detail. "Laughing Boy" is one example. As a blues and rock and roll fan and collector, I've paid homage to favorite musicians such as Gregg Allman, Robert Johnson, Jim Morrison, Jimi Henrdrix, James Brown, Frank Morino.

My abstract works incorporate my preference for a strong palette of color, pattern, texture and thick paint combinations.

Earlier work reflects admiration of comic book art. Fan-works of iconic figures incorporate elements of Pop Art, and primary colors.

I've always loved taking pictures and switched from film to digital in 2012. Favorite subjects include the play of light and shadow,, scenes from Martha's Vineyard, Frederick, MD, and Cherry Blossom trees on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.. My work/training in horticulture has enriched my vision to apply aesthetics from art to the beauty of garden plants and flowers.

Frederick, Maryland is a lively historic town with a lovely canal steps from my downtown apartment. Martha's Vineyard pictures capture favorite island vistas, stone walls, natural vegetation, architectural delights, ponds, boats and beaches from an island where I have vacationed since childhood and the family has a second home.

Limited editions of photographs and Giclée versions of selected paintings as well as postcards of favorite Martha's Vineyard photos are available for purchase..

Prior exhibits: Maryland Federation of Arts Winter Show 2021, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD; 2019-20: Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyard and the GWC Art Gallery, Frederick, Maryland; In Washington D.C,. work displayed at the Bailey Law Group Annual Art Show; McLauchlin Memorial Staff Exhibits at the Phillips Collection, and Market 5 Gallery on Capitol Hill; On Martha's Vineyard, MA, pictures and photos have been displayed at recent and past Agricultural Fairs .

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