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I was born in Chester County in 1951 and consider myself a Contemporary Realist. I started painting around the age of 12. I developed my interest in painting through my high school art classes with the help of my teacher Myrna Foote. My passion for painting was fueled by other Chester County Artists, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Peter Hurd and Howard Pyle to name a few. I was also inspired by the works of Norman Rockwell. My subject matter is primarily from Chester, Berks and Lebanon County areas. I also have a passion for Colonial Williamsburg and other historical sites. I mainly work with gouache and watercolors and sometimes acrylics & oil. My favorite medium is gouache because of its versatility. After High School I started my studies at Penn State as an Art Education Major. I later switched to the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia, earning a Associate of Arts degree. Studies included Graphic Arts, Illustration & Fine Arts. While at Hussian I studied fine arts under Elaine Dubrow, Louise Clement, Ruth Petlock, Kim Soo, Mac S. Fisher, Walter Condit and Oliver Grimley. My works are included in many collections throughout the east coast.

My Vision

As an artist, I am inspired by everything around me. I am fascinated by the hidden color and textures that can be found in light and shadow. A primary goal of my art is to bring awareness to the wonderful world that surrounds us. I try to capture this vision in my paintings so others can see the beauty as I see it.

         
Past Shows

2012 - Kimberton Fair  (2 - 1st place & 1 - 2nd place)

2012 - Soroptimist Club Art Show  

2013 - Solo Exhibit - M&T Bank Womelsdorf, PA

2013 - Waterloo Gardens Exton, PA  

2013 - Nov. 2013  North Penn Arts Alliance

2013 - Nov. Dec. 2013  Chester County Art Alliance

2014 - Solo Exhibit - M&T Bank Womelsdorf, PA

2014 - April 2014  North Penn Arts Alliance -  1st place in the Water Media Division

2014 - May 2 to May 26 Phoenix Village Art Center - Member Show

2015 - Feb 26 to March 28 - Chester County Art Alliance Member Show

2015 - March 27 to March 29 - Meadowwood Senior Living Juried Art Show - Worcester, PA

2015 - April - Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Member Show

2015 - May - 11th Annual Member's Show @ Phoenix Village Art Center

2015 - November 24 to December 22  Chester County Art Association Under $300.00 show - Juried

2016 - April 30th  Artisans in the Park at Conrad Weiser Homestead, Womelsdorf, PA

2016 - September 24  Isaac Meier Homestead - Myerstown, PA

2016 - November  Stone Ridge Poplar Run - Myerstown, PA

2016 - December 4  Wilson Art & Craft Fest

2017 - June 10  Middletown, PA Art Fest

 

Affiliations

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society

North Penn Art Alliance

Chester County Art Association

Phoenix Village Art Center

Greater Norristown Art League

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