After the plein air 



I have returned to the art world after a long hiatus while I had been working in healthcare. My paintings are about evenly split between plein air and studio work and in both oil and pastels. Outside I favor cityscapes and the interplay of light and shadow. In the studio I especially favor the portrait and the figure. I have painted in a number of plein air competitions and I have been honored to have painted in the company of nationally known artists.  While largely self-taught, my work has benefitted from workshops with renowned artists Jeremy Lipking, Kim English, Scott Prior and Nancy Tankersley. It is hard to match the thrill of painting outside en plein air, impressing upon the canvas the feel of the selected subject and the memories of all that is going on around me, including the interactions with those who stop by to look and to inquire.                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Exhibitions:
August, 2018: Best Hospitality Painting, Artists Paint Ocean City, Center for the Arts,  Ocean City MD
February, 2018: Second Place, Human Form Show, Kent Island Federation of Arts, Stevensville, MD
August, 2017: First Place, Quick Draw, Artists Paint Ocean City, Art League of Ocean City, MD
June, 2017: Best in Show, Pain Stevensville, MD plein air competition
February, 2017: Juried into The Figure in Motion Show at Newark Arts Alliance, Newark, DE
January, 2017: Best in Show award, The Human Form Show, Kent Island federation of Arts, Stevensville, MD
October, 2016: Participant in It Figures show at Newark Arts Alliance, Newark, DE
October, 2016: Group show at Longwood Art Gallery with David Diaz and Nan Jackson, Kennett Square, PA
September-October 2016: One man show of 48 paintings at Historic Foundation of Odessa, Delaware
September, 2016: Juried Artist in Solomons Plein Air competition, Solomons Island,  MD
September, 2016: Summer Reflections Show, Kent Island Federation of Arts, Stevensville, MD. Honorable Mention.
August, 2016: Artists Paint Ocean City, Art League of Ocean City (MD). Honorable Mention and also First Place in Quick Draw
June, 2016: Juried Artist in Paint Annapolis, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
May, 2016: 53rd Annual Members Show, Kent Island Federation of Arts, Stevensville, MD. First Place.
March, 2016: Juried artist in 3rd Annual Lighthouse Plein Air competition, Tequesta, FL

January, 2016: Second Place and Honorable Mention, The Human Form Show, Kent Island Federation of Arts, Stevensville, MD
Sept., 2015: First Place plein air painting show. Kent Island Federation of Arts, Stevensville, MD
September, 2015: Juried Artist, Pein Air Solomons, MD
August, 2015: Artists Paint Ocean City (MD), Art League of Ocean City
July, 2015: Third Place, Non-Juried Artists, Quick Draw, Plein Air Easton, MD
July, 2015: Howard Schroeder Award for Portraiture, Rehoboth Art League, Delaware
June, 2015: Juried Artist, Paint Annapolis competition, Annapolis, MD
May, 2015: Juried Artist, Carmel (CA) Plein Air Competition
April, 2015: First Place& Peoples's Choice Awards, Quick Draw, Paint The Town, Chestertown RiverArts, Chestertown, MD
Jan., 2015: First Place, Human Form Show, Kent Island Federation of Arts, Stevensville, MD

Oct., 2014: Plein Air Brandywine Valley, Wilmington, DE
Oct., 2014: Crosswick Plein Air Competition and Show, Chesterfield Township, NJ
Sept., 2014: Third Place Quick Draw, Plein Air Solomons, MD
August, 2014: Third Place Quick Draw, and Honorable Mention in Artists Paint Ocean City, Art League of Ocean City, MD
July, 2014: Working Artists Forum "Local Color" show, Easton, MD
June, 2014: Plein Air Richmond plein air competition and show, Richmond, VA
June, 2014: Easels in Frederick plein air competition and show, Frederick, MD
May, 2014: Ist Place Pastels and Best of Show Awards, Plein Air Dhow, Kent Island Federation of Art, Stevensville, MD
May, 2014: Paint The Town, Chestertown RiverArts plein air show, Chestertown, MD

April, 2014: Third Place, Hammonton Plein Air Competition, Noyes Gallery, Hammonton, NJ
March, 2014: Peoples" Choice, Ist Annual Lighthouse Art Center Plein Air Competition, Tequesta, FL 
February, 2014: Second Place in oils, The Human Form Show, Kent Island Fereration of Arts, Maryland                                                                                                                                                                              

August, 2013: Artists Paint Ocean City (MD) plein air competition, Art League of Ocean City; 3rd Place and Peoples'        Choice awards                                                                                                                                                                               

July 19-21,2013: Juried artist, Working Artists Forum "Local Color" Show, Easton, MD, during Easton Plein Air                                          
May 5, 2013: Peoples' Choice Award, Dover Days Quick Draw Competition, Dover, DE                                                                               
May 1, 2013: Peoples' Choice Award, Dover Days Plein Air Competition, Biggs Museum, Dover, DE                                                               
May 3, 2013: Solo Show and Reception, Longwood Art Gallery, Kennett Square, PA                                                                                        
May 3, 2013: Judge for Hammonton Art Center Annual Judged Art Show, Hammonton, NJ                                                                              
April, 2013: Second Place, Hammonton Plein Air Competition, Noyes Gallery at Hammonton, NJ                                                                    
February, 2013: First and Second place in oils, The Human Form Show, Kent Island Federation of Arts, Maryland                                                             
Program Cover Artist, Committee of 100 Dinner/Silent Auction, Wilmington, DE                                                                                                                           
Dec., 2012: Solo exhibit:"Around Our Town Of New Castle", Blue Heron Gallery, New Castle, DE      
Oct., 2012: First place award, Paint The Town plein air competition, St. Michaels Art League, Maryland                                                    
Sept., 2012: Solo exhibit of paintings, "Local Color", Station Gallery, Greenville, DE                                                                                      
July, 2012: Invited artist, Local Color Weekend plein air competition, New Hope, PA                                                                                    
July, 2012: Portrait entry in Rehoboth Art League Annual Members Show                                                                                                    
June, 2012: Juried artist, Easels In Frederick plein air competion: "Best Use Of Light" award, for "Evening Shadows                                                        June, 2012: Millville (NJ) Plein Air Competition and Show, Third Place                                                                                                                
May, 2012: Dover Art League Plein Air Competition, Dover, Delaware: 1st Place and Artists' Choice Awards                                              
May, 2012: Official Artist and Painting for the Wilmington Flower Market, Wilmington, Delaware                                                                    
May, 2012: Paint The Town plein air competition, Chestertown, MD: "A Second Look" show, Honorable Mention                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 April, 2012: Hammonton (NJ) Plein Air Competition, Noyes Gallery at Hammonton: Third Place                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               February, 2012: KentIsland Federation of Arts, Human Figure Show: First Place and Best Of Show Awards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         October, 2011: St. Michaels Plein Air Competition, St. Michaels, MD: 3rd Place                                                                                                                         Sept., 2011 Brandywine Plein Air Competition and Show, Tatnall School, Wilmington,DE                                                                                
June, 2011: Juried artist in Easels in Frederick Plein Air Competition, Frederick, MD                                                                                  
June, 2011: Millville Plein Air Competition and Show, Millville, NJ: First Place Award                                                                                    
May, 2011: Guest Artist  for May, Longwood Art Gallery, Kennett Square, PA                                                                                            
April, 2011: "Paint The Town" Plein Air Competition, Chestertown Maryland (Chestertown Arts League):Artists Choice Award                                                                                                                                                                            April, 2011: 63rd Annual Chestertown Juried Art Show, Heron Point in Chestertown, MD: Honorable Mention for "No Luck Today"                                                                                                                                                                                  April, 2011: Hammonton Plein Air Competition, Noyes Gallery at Hammonton, NJ: Second Place Award                                                    
February, 2011: Kent Island Federation of Arts-Show of Figurative Works: First Place in Pastel; First Place in Oils,                
Second Place in  Oils: Best of Show                                                                                                                                                                                              November, 2010: Chestertown  (Maryland) Arts League Members Judged Show: First Place in Pastels                                                
October, 2010: First Prize (tie), October "Macabre" Show, Chestertown Arts League, Maryland                                                                  
September, 2010: MAPAPA Plein Air Paint Out, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD: Third Place Award                                                            
September, 2010: Sail Into Art Exhibition, Cape Charles, VA: First Place and Merit Award                                                                          
July, 2010: Easton Plein Air Competition and Festival Quick Draw,Easton, MD: Honorable Mention span                                                  
July, 2010: Summer Flip Flop Group Show, Station Gallery, Greenville, Delaware                                                                                        
July, 2010: Cover Painting (Cooler Inside) for the Delaware Medical Journal: Volume 82, Number 7                                                          
June, 2010: Millville Plein Air Competition, Millville, New Jersey: First Place Award                                                                                      
June, 2010: Rehoboth Art League Members Show: Howard Schroeder Award for Portraiture                                                                    
May, 2010:  Rehoboth Plein Air Competition, Delaware                                                                                                                                
April, 2010: Chestertown,  MD - Paint The Town; First Prize and Peoples" Choice Award                                                                            
March, 2010: Chester County Art Association: The Nude And Draped Figure                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               July, 2009: Easton Plein Air Festival, Quick Draw, Easton, Maryland                                                                                                              
June, 2009:  New Castle Historical Society Plein Air Exhibit, Delaware                                                                                                         

 
Memberships:

MAPAPA (Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association)
Kent Island Federation of Art
Chestertown RiverArts
Rehoboth Art League
Signature Member Maryland Pastel Society


Gallery Representations:

Longwood Art Gallery, Kennett Square, PA
Station Gallery, Greenville, DE
Blue Heron Gallery, New Castle, DE
The Artists Gallery, Chestertown, MD