b. 1957, American painter and drawer

BFA, Kutztown University, 1981


My paintings and drawings, intimate in scale, are a reflection of my quiet, contemplative existence. Often bathed in the light of the ‘magic hour’, my subjects are imbued with a sense of mystery, mysticism, memory and poetry under thoughtful, careful observation. Surrounded by beauty, my intent is to capture the lucid stillness of natural light over skin, stones, fruit, clouds – each one a unique, rapturous, wordless meditation on form, light and color, revealing the unseen world through the seen world. My work is informed by my personal spiritual practices, the Old and Modern Masters, earth, water, sky, phases of the moon, the music and poetry of singer-songwriters, the human figure, silence, my hands. I am leading myself to a secret dream that I have had over and over again.




‘Contemporary Imaginings’, The Collection of Howard and Judith Tullman, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile AL
'Invitational Exhibition', Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane WA
'Invitational Exhibition', Allentown Art Museum, Allentown PA
‘Getting Real: 20th Century American Realism from the Philip Desind Collection’,  South Bend Museum of Art,  South Bend IN


‘Five and Under’, Arcadia Contemporary, Pasadena CA
‘Women Painting Women’, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor NY
‘7th Annual Nude Exhibition / Exploring the Uncovered Form’, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH
‘Contemporary American Drawings’, Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda MD
‘Winter Salon’, International Guild of Realism, Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
‘9th Annual Figurative Drawing & Painting Exhibition’, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Selinsgrove PA
‘12th Annual Exhibition’, International Guild of Realsim, Winfield Gallery, Carmel CA
‘13th Annual Exhibition’, Interantional Guild of Realism, Sugarman Peterson Gallery, Santa Fe NM ‘All Paintings Great and Small’, Cooley Gallery of American Fine Art, Old Lyme CT
‘Finest Single Work’, Bixler Gallery, Stroudsburg PA
‘Evidence of People’, Kutztown University, Kutztown PA
‘Three Drawers’, Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, Harrisburg PA
‘Texas Fine Arts Association Traveling Exhibition’, Austin TX


Cedar Crest College, Allentown PA



Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant (one time grant / awarded twice)
Best of Still Life award, International Guild of Realism, Winter Salon, Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale AZ



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