I have been passionate about drawing and painting since early childhood and I’ve never met a medium I didn't like. My work ranges from oil painting "en plein air" to all genres of studio work, LIVE music and event paintings and all forms of sculpture. I am honored to be recognized with over 165 awards for painting in oils, acrylic, watercolors, gouache, drawing, colored pencil, mixed media, pen & ink, photography and sculpture - for portraits, still life, landscapes and abstraction.
Among these are international recognition as one the premier artists painting in major Plein air Competition Events. I enjoy the camaraderie, competition and creativity of Plein Air events as they inspire me to continually expand as an artist. I’ve had over 63 solo shows and a multitude of juried art shows. My work is in museum and private collections across the USA and in England, Ireland, Russia, Germany, Netherlands, Estonia, China and Curacao.
Recent honors and juried shows:
2019 CAPA (Cape Ann Plein Air "Honoring the great painters of Cape Ann" award Twist & Shout Juror Kenn Bachaus
2019 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Invitational Plein Air event, Arizona
2019 Paint grand Traverse, Tarverse City, Michigan
2019 Castine Plein Air, Castine, Maine
2019 Parrsboro plein air 2019 HM juror Nancy Tankersly
2019 Chadds Ford Paint out, Chadds Ford, PA
2019 Virtuoso's of the OPA (Oil painters of America) Selected artist Cutter & Cutter, St Augustine, FL
2018 Best Nocturne, Cape Ann Plein Air, Juror Don Demers
2018 American Society of Marine Artists selected artist ASMA 40th Anniversary Marine Art Invitational Principle Gallery Charleston
2018 Highlight full page Fine Art Connoisseur magazine "Praying hope waiting for the muse" oils 16x20
2018 Fine Art Today, Fine Art Connoisseur Highlighted the story of the painting of "In All Her Glory"
2018 1st Place Clayton Plein Air "Illuminated point" oils 10x20