ABOUT

ABOUT My Work

My education as an architect has imbued me with a passion for buildings and places. That passion has become a point of reference for my artwork. My goal is to suggest these built forms with clear and simple brushwork. Watercolor is a natural fit for this task; with broad washes of color defining masses, and a few carefully placed brush marks to conjure up select details.

I want to present a view of the world around me as a positive and exciting experience for viewers. I hope this experience becomes an escape from the dullness of ordinary life and a refuge from the constant stream of unpleasant news in the media. So I don’t attempt to make political statements or argue a point of view with my work. Instead I imagine a subject as I would like it to be, interpreting the world into an idealized language of paint and paper. I want to reveal the extraordinary magic of ordinary life

ABOUT Me

I grew up in the Delaware Valley in Western New Jersey. I went to art school and earned a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. After graduation I worked as a graphic designer and illustrator. Inspired by a passion for buildings and cities, I went on to earn a Masters of Architecture. After a few years working as an architect, I returned to doing artwork with a new vision as a result of my experience. I have been living in Washington DC and working full time as a professional artist for the last 21 years

RESUME

2017 Exhibitions and Awards
-American Watercolor Society’s 150th Annual International Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC
-Adirondacsk National Exhibition of American Watercolor -Winner of the Dr. Donald & Helen Budd Burness Memorial Award
-Salmagundi Club’s Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition -Winner of the Thomas Mann Memorial Award
-Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 38th International Exhibition -Awarded an Honorable Mention.
-Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s 117th Exhibition of Works on Paper -Winner of the Bonnie & Harrison vonDuyke Award
-Exhibition of Watercolors at Hill Center Galleries, Washington DC
-Plein Air Magazine Salon Competition, August/September -Best Watercolor, Jefferson Market Gothic
-Bucks County PA, Plein Air Festival, juried artist
-Chestertown RiverArts Plein Air Quick Draw Competition –Winner of the People’s Choice Award and an Honorable Mention
-Paint It! Ellicott City MD, Quick Draw Competition– Awarded 2nd Place (non-juried artist)

2016 Exhibitions and Awards
-Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s Annual Juried Show
-Salmagundi Club’s Annual Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, NYC
-Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s Annual Juried Show -Winner of The Mildred Sands Kratz Excellence in Realism Award
-Plein Air Magazine Salon Competition, October/November -Best Watercolor, River Traffic Pittsburgh
-Plein Air Magazine Salon Competition, August/September -Best Watercolor, City Hall Philadelphia

Oher Exhibitions, Festivals & Awards
-Leesburg Fine Arts Festival, Leesburg VA 2015-2017
-Manayunk Festival of Art, Philadelphia PA – Best of Show Award 2008, Best Painting Award 2014
-McLean Project for the Arts, Strictly Painting Exhibition, McLean VA, 2012
-Central Pennsylvania Festival of Art, State College PA 2010
-Gallery 50, Rehoboth DE, Small Works Show, 2009-2010
-Contemporary Art Center of Virginia’s Annual Boardwalk Show -Best in Printmaking, 2009
-Rittenhouse Square Art Festival, Philadelphia PA 2009
-DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Project, Emerge Art Walk Graphic Mural, Washington DC 2008

Memberships:
-Pennsylvania Watercolors Society, Signiture Member
-Philadelphia Watercolors Society, Signiture Member
-American Watercolor Society Associate Member

Corporate & Professional Collections
United States Embassy, Nicosia, Cyprus
Royal Embassy of Thailand, Washington DC
United States Embassy, Swaziland Africa
Ritz Carlton Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Marriott Hotel, Crystal City, VA
Louis Berger International, Washington DC
U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, Washington DC
Capitol Hill Park Hyatt Hotel, Washington, DC
Castle Hill Inn, Providence, RI
Marriott Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington DC
Jefferson Hotel, Richmond VA
Old Post Office, Washington DC

Education
M.A. Architecture, 1990, University of Maryland
B.A. Fine Arts, 1981, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania