On this site you may explore my work while keeping up with the exhibitions and events at the Crystal Moll Gallery.
I've been using the streets scenes of Baltimore as the subjects of much of my work! While urban landscapes captivate most of my interest, I also find myself on the beaches of South Carolina and farms of Maryland's Eastern shore. I am always working on several paintings at a time, moving locations with the sun in order to capture the light and shadow of each scene at its optimum time of day. Paintings may take days/weeks and sometimes a wait through changing seasons to complete. I believe painting on location gives my work the feeling of “being there,” allowing the viewer to enter the scene, look in the windows, and acquire a sense of place and time.
I participate in a couple of Plein Air events yearly..but being a 'slow' plein air painter, I mostly like taking my sweet time to complete a piece.
Plein Shows: Paint OC 2017: Award Cityscapes 2016: First Place Award Paint OC 2016: First Place Award & 2nd Place Quick Draw Award
Easton Plein Air 2016: Honorable Mention Cityscapes 2015 7 City Exhibition: First Place Award Solomon’s Plein Air Festival 2016
Easels in Fredrick 2015, 2013 & 2012. Plein Air Easton Arts Festival 2013 & 2014: Carol Hilderbrandt Award of Joy and Exuberance 2013 & 2014
Publications: Plein Air Magazine March 2017 / Outdoor Painter November 2016 / Baltimore Magazine
Member: Oil Painters of America & Mid Atlantic Plein Air Association: Artist and Board Member
Galleries: Crystal Moll Gallery: Baltimore MD & Cecil Byrne Gallery in Charleston SC