I have been painting professionally in watercolor for over 30 years. I have had paintings juried into many shows. Some as far west as Kansas and as far east as New York City. Besides watercolor, I also enjoy working in acrylic and casein.
My work has been included in The Annual Pennsylvania Watercolor Society show, Baltimore Watercolor Society show and the Philadelphia Water Color Society show. I have also been juried into many other shows including national competitions at the GoggleWorks, Banana Factory, Ambre Studio and more where I have won multiple placings including 1st place.
I was a juried member at Gallery 20, West Reading and a signature member of both Philadelphia Watercolor and Baltimore Watercolor Societies.
My art is a constant exploration of my environment by color, design, texture and composition. I feel I do that best with abstract painting but I also like some objective shapes to be included in my work.
Abstract watercolors challenge me and recently I have been focusing on them. I like to let the medium do the work. I try to complete the painting with little or no brush work on my “Action Abstract” and Forest Floor” series. I try to control the paint with wetness, paper resists and just about anything I can find that can affect the paint.
The other mediums I use: acrylic, specifically “Absolute Matte” from Atelier and casein allow me to shift gears in my creative process. I enjoy switching to these opaque mediums as a break from the kind of planning and control I need to be successful with watercolor.