Artist Statement

I love to paint. I love to play with the unspoken elements of the visual experience. I enjoy painting from direct observation. Observing nature I become connected with my environment. In essence I enjoy a visual call and response, a sensing affair, with my surroundings. I use the language of art to express a certain perceived order and harmony, relationships and unity. There is the outer dance of color shapes within the visual field and the inner call for presence that gives rise to each mark, each color-shape on the canvas.

Both Plein Air and Alla Prima paintings are completed, excepting final touch ups, in one sitting. The Plein Air paintings are completed outdoors, and the Alla Prima, indoors. In Fluid you will see some paintings started and completed in the studio.

Please contact me if you would like to view the work. I live in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia.

Juried Gallery Memberships

McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

CoArt Gallery, Staunton, VA

Upcoming Solo Shows

Color Notes, Annie Gould Gallery, Gordonsville, VA, October 8 - November 23, 2019, Opening Reception, October 12, 4:00 to 6:00

Hot Cakes, Charlottesville, VA, June 22 - July 31, 2020

Upcoming Group Shows

CoArt Pop UP Plein Air Show, Staunton, VA, October 18 - November 1, 2019

Eight Women: Eyes Open, City Space, Charlottesville, VA, October 31 - December 1, 2019, Opening Reception- November 1, 4:00 -6:00

Recent Group Shows

McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA, Gift Shop Feature Artist, May 2019

McGuffey Art Center Associates Gallery, May, 2019

CoArt Gallery Floral Pop-Up Show, Staunton, VA, 2019

McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA, Associate Gallery 2018

McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA, Summer and Winter 2013 - 2018

Bath County Arts Association 53rd Annual Art Show, Bath County, VA, 2017

Recent Solo Shows

Writer House, Reflections, Charlottesville, VA, 2019

Westminster Canterbury, Charlottesville, VA October 2017

McGuffey Art Center, Fluid, Charlottesville, VA, 2016

McGuffey Art Center, Featured Artist Gift Shop, Charlottesville, VA, 2015

Art on the Trax, Recent Works, Crozet, VA, 2014

McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA September 2013

Recent Events

Flow: The Rivanna River Arts Festival, Charlottesville, VA, September 28, 2019, Plein Air Painting

Bath County Arts Association 55th Annual Art Show, Bath County, VA, July 2019

Highland County Artists Retreat, VA, June 2019