On Monhegan Island, Maine



1972-1976, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
1977-1978, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School, Richmond, Virginia
1999-2005, Art League School, Alexandria, Virginia; studied with Scott Hutchison, Tania Karpowitz, Sara Poly, Rick Weaver, Diane Tessler, Danni Dawson, and Rob Liberace
2016-present, study with Michael Davis

Juried Exhibits

2003, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, “Small Works Exhibit”
2004, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, “37th Annual Patrons’ Show”
2004, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, “Art Doesn’t Need to Match Your Sofa – But It Can” All-Media Show
2005, Montpelier International Art Show, Montpelier, VA
2007-2019, Piedmont Regional Art Show, The Plains, VA
2015, 4th Annual Miniature Show, Gallery Flux, Ashland, VA
2016, Hylton Center Third Annual Juried Exhibition, Manassas, VA
2019, Art at the Mill Show, Millwood, VA

Studio and Gallery

Little River Gallery, The Plains, Virginia


My studies in the 1970s and 80s were focused on printmaking and drawing. A decade later after a career in graphic design, I returned to the fine arts, specifically oil painting. The study of light and line that I found exciting in lithography, etching and wood-engraving continue to fascinate me in painting.

I grew up in rural Virginia where the Tidewater meets the Piedmont, and now I live and paint in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The changing atmosphere in Virginia’s distinct seasons has always been my inspiration as an artist. Most Septembers, I spend time painting on remote Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine where generations of artists have retreated to paint. Each location offers its unique light and color that drive me to paint. It’s a splendid way to get to know a place.