My studio practice is focused on representational portrait and landscape paintings. A consistent theme in my work is a focus on sources of light. While the art is clearly “realistic” I strive to incorporate abstract compositional elements in the work. I find inspiration in the work of artists John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Edward Hopper, Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Schmid.
I graduated from Washington and Lee University with a major in Finance and a minor in Studio Art. After a long finance focused career with Marriott Corporation, I have revisited my love of art and oil painting and continue my studies and creative growth through classes at the National Gallery of Art, the Yellow Barn Studio (in Glen Echo, Maryland) and the Art League of Alexandria.
I have exhibited artwork throughout the Washington, DC area and am an award winner in many juried shows.
Currently I am the President of the Rockville Art League, a Studio 209 Resident Artist and represented in the Cabell Gallery in Lexington, Virginia.