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. I 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.
I have been the featured artist in Plein Air Magazine, Washington, DC’s Hill Rag. and am one of the artists of the 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic .
My membership includes the American Impressionist Society, American Society of Marine Artists, California Art Club, and Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. I am juried into the Oil Painters of America, the Salmagundi Club and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters. I hold Elected Artist Member in the American Artists Professional League, New York, NY.
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