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Personally I like to think of myself as a creative problem solver and a painter second. I have a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Communication, Arts and Design I am truly a visual thinker. I spent the better part of my adult life in the world of advertising creating campaigns and crafting messages and visuals. When I paint there is a real self satisfaction, I am creating something I was meant to create. I am free to explore any subject I choose. I am motivated by the unusual things, the things we may take for granted. These quiet treasures become my inspiration. 

I also enjoy plein air painting. I never know what to expect and I paint without a preconceived notion of what I will paint. It allows me to be in the moment and capture the spirit of the day.  I get engrossed in my work and become detached from my daily routines. I enjoy being emerged in the process. The hardest part is knowing when the piece is complete. I find great joy when someone is moved by my art and wants to take it home with them. 




Vice President, Pastel Society of Tampa Bay

Executive Board of the Stockton University, Noyes Museum of Art

Executive Board Member, Absecon Cultural Arts Alliance



2022 Honorable Mention Award Possibilities in Pastels, Pastel Society Tampa Bay

2022 Best of Show, Landscape, Plein Air Event, Pastel Society Tampa Bay

2021 Best of Show, Plein Air Event, Absecon Cultural Arts,  Absecon, NJ 

2021 Merit Award, Pastel Society Tampa Bay

2020 Award of Excellence, Pastel Society Tampa Bay

2019 Second Place Juried Art Show, Ocean City Arts Center

2019 Honorable Mention, Stirling Art Gallery,  Dunedin, Florida

2018 Best of Show, Absecon Art Alliance Plein Air Painting

2017 Best of Show, Still Life, Ocean City Fine Arts League

Paul Aiken Encore Award



Karen Baker Plein Air

Stan Sperlak Pastel 

Tony Allain Pastel 

Iceland Pastel Adventures 

Barbra Jaenicke, Casey Klahn, Doug Dawson Pastel Seminar

Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts Continuing Education

James Togood Watercolor

John Horn Graphite figure drawing


July 2020 & September 2021 - Jessie Creek Winery, Cape May CH, NJ - 25 paintings

July 2021 -  Ocean City Art Center, Ocean City, NJ  - 42 paintings

July 2022 - Ferry Park Gallery, Cape May, NJ - 25 paintings

Holtzman Gallery - Atlantic City, NJ

Noyes Museum of Art - Hammonton, NJ

Nashville North Gallery - Linwood, NJ

Stirling Gallery - Dunedin, FL

Dunedin Fine Art Center - Dunedin, FL

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