I'm a Chester County native who grew up in Westtown, PA, and currently live near Valley Forge National Park. I earned a B.S. in Biology from Millersville University, and since then, I've transitioned from studying the science of life to painting it. I've studied at several local art schools, including: The Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), Chester Springs Studio, Wayne Art Center, and Chester County Art Association. I exhibit my paintings at several local galleries.
2011 Chester County Art Association Juried Members Show - honorable mention
2014 Chester County Art Association Brights Show - honorable mention
2015-2018 Yellow Springs Art Show
2015 Art on the Hill Show (Pottstown, PA)
2016 Lancaster County Art Association Juried Member Show (third place)
2016 Mala Galleria (Kennett Square, PA) Solo Exhibition of 45 paintings
2015 & 2107 Sunset Hill Fine Arts Gallery Miniature Show (West Chester, PA)
2017 & 2018 Chester County Studio Tour
2018 Lancaster County Art Association SOLO exhibition
2018 Chester County Art Association Juried "Contextual" Show - honorable mention
I'm an eclectic oil painter who draws inspiration from beautiful Chester County scenery using vivid colors for my palette knifed plein air paintings. In the past year I have been exploring the use of a limited palette to create subtly toned figures on soft backgrounds. I have explored my deep rooted interest in Asian sculpture which is reflected in many of my more recent paintings. I've also been inspired to paint by recent travels to Taiwan, N. Vietnam & Thailand.
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