Biography

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I have worked as an artist and designer for over thirty years. Formally my career began as an architect. I completed my degree in Architecture at Yale University in 1980. For fifteen years I worked in residential, commercia, and institutional design, along with teaching architectural design at several universities and colleges in Alabama, New Jersey, Maryland and Washington D.C. 

 

In 1989 at the age of thirty-six I lost my father to a long battle with heart disease. Five years later my mother passed away.  these losses rocked my world, making me acutely aware of how fragile and miraculous life was. it took me eight years to make the emotional journey back to my youthful love and ambition to be an artist of the painting and sculpture type.  I loved architecture but knew in my heart I had to practice it in a whole new way. 

 

In 1997 at the age of forty-four enrolled in the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art and for the next two years worked with the guidance of the painter Grace Hartigan, on discovering my own modern architecturally inspired work. Since graduating from MICA in 1999 with an MFA in painting I have worked continuously as a studio artist, executed hundreds of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints. I was prolific, feeling I had a lot of time to make up for.

 

I have shown my work and made contributions to group shows at numerous galleries and public venues including.

  • Government House in Annapolis, Maryland

  • Jordan Faye Contemporary in Baltimore

  • Community College of Baltimore County

  • School 33 Art Center in Baltimore

  • Reeves Gallery in Baltimore

  • Auburn University - Telfair Peet Theater Gallery in Alabama 

  • Third International Exhibition of Architecture - Venice Biennale, Italy. 

My current series is focused on abstraction and an emotional response to the months of the year.