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FCC Gallery (The Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery); Frederick, Maryland Group Show: The Figure: Architecture of the Soul September 2008
Mary Pfister Gallery; Frederick,Maryland Group Show: Journeys November 2008
The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center; Frederick, Maryland Regional Juried Exhibit June 2008
Maryland State House; Annapolis,Maryland Frederick in Annapolis January 2009
The Art of the Line: The Bridge Gallery Drawing Exhibit; Sheperdstown, West Virginia February 2009
Journeys II: Mary Pfister Gallery; Frederick, Maryland September 2009
New Work: Gifts Inn Boonsboro; Boonsboro, Maryland October 2009
A Colorful Collaborative: Byron Residence in Middletown, Maryland June 2010
The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center; Frederick, Maryland Three Person Show: Novel January 2011
Woodsboro, Maryland Paint and Pasture: Barnstormer Tour June 2011
VOLT Dining & Artique Underground Gallery; Frederick, Maryland Two Person Show: Metes and Bounds: Exploring Connections to the Land March 2012
The Artists Gallery; Frederick, Maryland Solo Show: 360° March 2012
Dumbarton Concert Gallery; Washington, DC Solo Show: Recent Work February 2013
Foundry Gallery; Washington, DC Juried Invitational: Hot, Hot, Hot August 2013
The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center; Frederick, Maryland Solo Show: The Connections Between June 2014
Gallery 20 East; Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Two Person Show: New Work July 2014
TAG – The Artists Gallery; Frederick, Maryland Two Person Show: A Photographer & A Painter August 2014
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
I attended Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland and decided I wanted to be an illustrator. To translate a concept or an idea, to visually solve a problem using limiting criteria, and to do it well, has always felt stimulating and challenging. But in recent years, the illustrator in me has gradually morphed into more of an abstract expressionist painter.
My artistic goals continue to be challenging. I strive to develop an innovative, personal style of painting that might be labeled ‘spontaneous control’. I play with color and texture and line, not so much to illustrate an idea but to create, in the end, a painting that is fresh and exciting. I simultaneously struggle and delight in the creative process.