Clarke County and the Shenandoah Valley are home for me. Born in the foothills of Western Pennsylvania, I have lived in rural Northern Virginia for nearly 30 years.
With an instinctive affinity for creative artistic expression, I studied at the Carnegie-Mellon College of Fine Arts, the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Community College of Baltimore, Towson University, and Johns Hopkins University, working there as an assistant illustrator in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine.
Influenced by the French Impressionists and working on location, I view my art as visual expressions of the unique characteristics of urban and rural America. I record old barns, quaint towns, city dwellers, and country folk with descriptive, romantic interpretations. Through my art, I explore light, form, atmosphere, and color; it is filled with mood and movement. Recently, I visited Monet’s home in France and painted along the Seine River.
My paintings and photography have been featured in numerous competitions and are in various private collections. Many of my pieces are available in limited edition giclée prints.