I have been painting in oils for about 20 years. I have learned my skill by taking classes at the Art League of Alexandria where there are many excellent instructors and continue to this day with classes and workshops. Although I got started painting late in life, it is now my passion. My love of flowers is evident in my work but I have done landscapes and portraits also. I really enjoy painting dogs and you can see some in the "Sold" section. There is so much beauty in life all around us that we never notice - a gorgeous sunset, a wild daisy, a shiny red apple, bouquets of flowers at the market, etc. My goal as an artist is to take the ordinary and put it on the canvas so that you, the viewer, will notice the beauty of the ordinary. I paint what I love, and I hope you love it also ! Juried Awards/Honors: ** The Alexandria Art League Portrait Show 2005 ** The Vienna Treasury of Art Show twice 2011 and 2009 ** Honorable Mention at Fairfax Art League 2013 **Art at the Mill 2014, 2013, 2011 ** Local Colar Art Show and Competition, 2015 and 2017 **Juried into PleinAirSalon.com February-March 2016 **Third and Second Place Awards in St. Michaels' Art League Member Library Show May and September 2017
Additionally, My work was shown and sold at venues in Vienna, VA, Fairfax City, VA, and at the Fall Church Arts Gallery, VA. Locally, I have sold paintings in the Local Port of Art (now Candleberry), at Gravely Gallery, and at the outdoor St. Michaels Art Labor Day Festival. I Live in Easton, MD and have taken classes there with Louis Escobedo at 717 Gallery and at the Art Academy. Thank you for looking and if you find something you just can't live without, I can be reached at my email (email@example.com) or by cell at 703 298 6410.