I turned to oil painting and fine art after a long career designing and illustrating some of the great newspapers in our country, including USA Today. The deadline-driven world of journalism required mediums that could be executed quickly. I started out with watercolors and then mastered digital painting with pixels. Now, I'm using oil glazing and other techniques of the Old Masters, and learning to be patient.
My paintings combine a journalistic eye for the narrative, and an intimate view of the passing moment. I paint real places and real people. Places you want to go, and people you would like to meet.
My studio is in suburban Washington, D.C.
January — Juried show at The Art League, Alexandria, Va.
Qualified for a solo show with The Art League, opening Sept. 11, 2014 — The Light of Washington, D.C.
Strokes of Genius show, honorable mention, Maryland Federation of Art, at the Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Md.
National 25th Anniversary show, The Target Gallery, Alexandria, Va.
The Potomac Valley Watercolorists' award for best watercolor, juried show for The Art League gallery.
The Art League award for Art in City Hall, Alexandria, Va.
d’Art Center 22nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Exhibition, juried show, Norfolk, Va.
The Illustrators Club juried show, Arlington, Va.
Seven juried shows with The Art League, winning three honorable mentions
Art by Design juried show, The Adam Lister Gallery, Fairfax City, Va.
The Artist's Magazine 28th annual art competition, international juried show finalist
Accepted into the Bin Gallery at the Toropedo Factory, Alexandria, Va.
Societies, career and education:
The Society of Illustrators, New York City
The Society of Newspaper Design
The Illustrators Club, Washington, D.C.
The Art League, Alexandria, Va.
USA TODAY, founder, senior illustrator
Pennywhistle Press, founder, art director
Washington Star, graphics editor
Baltimore Sun, art director special sections
Ledger-Star, Norfolk, Va., graphic designer
BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University