VISIT MY STUDIO AT THE ARTIST'S LOFT GREAT FALLS VILLAGE CENTRE, GREAT FALLS,
paint is oil and my inspiration comes from scenes in and around Virginia and locations from other parts of the world. Presently
most of my paintings are done in my home or you can catch me at The Loft in my studio at Great Falls, Va.
When photographing a particular scene I try to capture the feeling of a location with light and shadow. Although I classify
myself as a photo realist most of my paintings are more representational of a photograph. I feel that having a firm
background in drawing helps me to prepare a landscape that is both realistic and inviting. I particularly like to challange
myself with composition and perspective. Many people who see my landscapes comment that they feel as though they
could walk right into my painting. My goal is to maintain that kind of emotional response. If I am painting
a landscape I try to keep a sense of mystery and intrigue in my work. When I am painting a scene from a warm summers
day I try to create a sense of warmth that relates to that scene.
Classes and Shows:
Current Show: Master Copyiest Art Show Delaplaine Art Center Frederick, Md. 2/3-3/1,
Katie's Coffee House Great Falls, Va. 2019
Mondays: Copyist Artist at The National Gallery
Great Falls School of Art Gallery Show:
2019 Exhibition June 1-30th Katie's Coffee House, Great Falls Va.
2018-19 Still life and Plein Air Classes w/ Jill Banks
2016 Honorable Mention for "Pop"
2015 First Place for "Pick Me"
with Jill Banks ongoing
2012 Represented by Barrel Oak Winery Gallery
Interview with Elan Magazine
2011 Classes taken at Torpedo Factory with:
2009 Featured in "American Art Collector"
2008-11 Juried into Lorton Workhouse
Artwork chosen to represent Upcoming Exhibits and Events
2006 Represented by Oakton Art and Frame
Represented by Applegate Gallery
Classes with Nancy Jung
1997 Tokyo American Club Art Show
In my earlier days our family lived in Tokyo, Japan for four years. To
keep myself busy I took painting classes in oil with two amazing sensei who taught me composition and color harmony. I
also took classes in watercolor and sumi-e. Once I was introduced to oil painting it far exceeded my desire to paint
with any other medium. Today I continue painting landscapes, animals, people and still life in oil. My
love of nature keeps me painting. I classify myself as a photo realism artist. Recently I started painting
more in plein air. I make sketches that serve as my starting point, then simplify and exaggerate, interpret and
suggest, until I'm satisfied with my impression of a scene. When the sketch is finished I then move onto the canvas
and start the painting letting my passion take over.
I hope you have enjoyed my paintings as much as I have
enjoyed sharing them with you. Appointments are encouraged
and commissions are welcome.