Landscape Artist – Outdoor Painter
I live in Alexandria, Virginia, along the Potomac River which flows into the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. I grew up along the Pacific Ocean, in La Jolla, California and began painting at an early age. I feel the most free when I paint outdoors. Beaches, cities, mountains, farms, rivers, deserts, docks are all part of a landscape that inspires me.
When I paint I connect with changing light, the color of the landscape, and movement. I focus on abstract shapes and forms creating a whole. The fluidity of oil paint is well-suited to my personality. I enjoy applying it thickly, moving it around as a form of my expression.
I compete in numerous juried shows and plein air painting competitions. In doing so, I have received many honors and awards. My work is found in private and public collections in the United States, France, and England.
My membership includes the American Impressionist Society and California Art Club. I have been elected Signature Membership in the American Society of Marine Artists. I am juried into the Oil Painters of America, the Salmagundi Club, and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters. I am an Artist Member of Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and an Elected Artist Member in the American Artists Professional League, New York, NY.
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