AS AN EMERGING ARTIST, my passion for painting involves a search for what is beautiful, interesting or universal. I love watching people, and the silent dramas and stories that I see form the basis of my figurative painting. This extends to my portrait commission style, in which I find that the character of my subject always informs the image I create.
My approach to landscape painting is similarly personal in nature. I am particularly interested in a certain graphic quality that emerges at times from familiar vistas. I love painting things our gazes fall on every day, but viewed from a unique perspective. I am less likely to paint en plein aire than to absorb a certain scene and then transform it at my easel into whatever rhythm or feel attracted me in the first place.
Still life is a developing part of my repertoire. Like many painters, I love the way light and shadow connect disparate objects into a beautiful whole.
I have exhibited in Bethesda and Chevy Chase, Maryland, as well as in Annapolis, at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. My work was also shown in Washington, D.C. at Artomatic 2008, where I received mention in a local paper as one artist who's work stood out. I was the featured artist for October, 2009, at the Hamlet Art Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. I am a member of the Portrait Society of America, and the Maryland Federation of the Arts.
Please enjoy browsing my Gallery of current works, and taking a look at Previously Commissioned and Sold works to see where I've come from!
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