I am a contemporary realist painter working in acrylic on canvas. Through the use of positive and negative space, motion and subject matter I explore gastronomy, focusing on texture, movement and flow through crinkles, splashes, drips and even an ooze or two.

My current body of work depicts movement frozen in time. Capturing the viewer’s attention enough that they become caught up, and are able to “see” or complete the motion. Filling in the gaps in actual perception without having to concretely visualize the final result. I especially enjoy metaphorical compositions fusing disparate and often contrasting elements with subtle humor to provide occasionally startling insights into everyday life.​​​​​​​

In other words, the viewer becomes a very real part of the process of creating or eliciting an emotional response.
As I’ve come to realize over the years, engagement is itself the definition of art.


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Gallery
Select work is always available at:

Touchstone Gallery
Member Artist
901 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC

Exhibitions​​​​​​​

SuperFine, Touchstone Gallery,Washington DC, 2019

2019Freedom, Art as the Messenger, Cato Institute, Washington DC, 2019
The 7th Annual Alchemical Vessels Exhibition and Benefit, Joan Hisaoka Gallery, Washington DC, 2019
Hung Jury, Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond VA, 2019
New Member Show, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA, 2019
Art at the Mill, Clarke County Historical Association, Berryville VA, 2018
9th Annual Open International Online Exhibition, International Society of Acrylic Painters, 2018
Fourth Place Award
Gloucester Arts Festival, Arts on Main, Gloucester, VA, 2018
Award of Excellence

Feast of Fancy, Spotlight Art Series, Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC, 2018
10 Year Anniversary, Group Exhibition, 1st Stage, Tysons, VA, 2018
Food, www.buyrvaart.com, Richmond VA, 2018
Open Exhibit, The Art League, Alexandria VA, 2018
To See a Song, Gallery O on H, Washington DC, 2017
Hill Center Regional Juried Exhibition, Hill Center Galleries, Washington DC, 2017
Through the Looking Glass, Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria, VA, 2017
Vessels, Juried Exhibition, The Capitol Hill Art League, Washington DC, 2017
La Vie en Bleu, 26th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition, 2017
A Modern Fusion of Whimsy and Reality, Solo Exhibition, 1st Stage, Tysons, VA, 2016
Appetite for Art, Juried Exhibition, The Capitol Hill Art League, Washington DC, 2016
Third Place Award
Water-2016, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, online juried exhibition
Noteworthy Recognition
Hill Center Regional Juried Exhibition, Hill Center Galleries, Washington DC, 2016
Nature, Art Competition.net, online juried exhibition, 2016
Honorable Mention
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