EXPERIENCE

INSTRUCTOR OF DRAWING AND PAINTING

2019 - Present   Adjunct Professor of Figure Drawing for the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, College Park, MD

Tonality, Vitality, and Gesture of the Human Figure; Advanced Portraiture, Complete Artistic Anatomy,

Cast Drawing, Studying the Hands and Feet in Figure Drawing, Structural Drawing, Figure Drawing Intensive,

History of Drawing Techniques, Long Pose Figure, Portrait, Drapery, and Atmosphere.

 

2014 - present  THE ART LEAGUE SCHOOL  Alexandria, VA (fall, winter, spring, summer) Design and teach beginner to advanced figure drawing and painting courses. Figure Drawing:  Gesture, Structure, Light and Form, Three-color Chalk Figure and Portraiture, Observations from Life, Long and Extended Pose Figure Drawing, Calligraphy and Arabesque. Painting from Life:  The nude and the Draped Figure;  Portrait Painting, Figure in Pen & Ink, Still Life, Costumed Portrait, Limited Palette.

 

WORKSHOPS:  Local and Travel workshop in Watercolor. The Bahamas.

2018 - present  STUART  STREET ATELIER  The Plains, VA   Designed and taught workshop courses for figure drawing and Plein-air watercolor painting:  Gesture Drawing and Structural Understanding, Rhythmic Modeling,

of Form,  Pen & Ink. Plein-Air Watercolor Painting,  Anatomy and Rhythmic Modeling,  Pen & Ink 

2022 FRANCISCAN LIFE PROCESS CENTER, Figure Drawing Workshop, Lowell, MI

2017  NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART -  NGA Teachers Institute, Washington, DC 

Taught and demonstrated for the National Gallery of Arts Annual Teachers Institue. 

1997-2000. Instructor, School of Painting, Yokosuka, Japan 

Private and Group Lessons in Plein-Air Watercolor painting on location in Yokosuka, Japan

1995 - present  Private Students and mentoring.

 

ARTS ORGANIZATIONS, PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES, GALLERIES

2020   SALMAGUNDI CLUB, Member

2019   PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Member

 

2017   2019   THE ART RENEWAL CENTER, ARC Annual Salon

2014   THE ART LEAGUE, Alexandria, VA  Lecturere, Instrcutor, Demonstrator 

 

2020   First Prize in the Drawing Competition of the Figure (Nude), Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

2016, 2018   Exceptional Merit, Portrait Society of America, International Portrait Conference, Washington, DC

JUROR

2022   Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association, Juror 35thAnnual Juried Show

2021   Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association, Juror 35thAnnual Juried Show

2019   Potomac Valley Watercolorist Annual Exhibition

2019   Springfield Arts Guild

2018   Annual Student Watercolor Exhibition, Host Gwenth Bragg

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

2014 - present   Represented by Principle Gallery, Old Town Alexandria, VA  22308 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

2021  

Annual Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition, Honorable Mention 

2019

Best In Show - Clemente Award for Contemporary Realism, The Art Leauge, Alexandria, VA 

Finalist, ARC Renewal

Salmagundi Club Members Award, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

2018  

Best Drawing and 3rd Place Overall -  International Ivory and Lead Competition 

Best In Show - Clemente Award for Contemporary Realism, The Art Leauge, Alexandria, VA 

Best In Show - The Gilded Frame, The Art League, Alexandria, VA  

2017  50 Select Finalist - 19th Portrait Society of America International Competition 

2016  Exceptional Merit Award - Finalist  - Portrait Society of America, 18th International Portrait Competition 

2015  

Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America, 17th International Portrait Competition 

Finalist /Drawing, The Arc Renewal Center ARX, 11th International ARC Salon Competition

First Place Award - 2015 Art League Student Show  (Juror Joseph C. DiBella), Alexandria, VA 

2013  Second Place Award - Art League All Media Exhibit (Juror Lauren Dickens), Alexandria, VA 

2012  

Anne Banks Collage Award "Earth Exhibition," The Art League (Juror Helen Frederick), Alexandria, VA

Best in Show - Alexandria Commission for the Arts Award of Merit, "Art in City Hall," Alexandria, VA 

Alexandria Commission for the Arts Honorable Mention, "Art in City Hall," Alexandria, VA 

Equal Merit Award "2012 Student Show," The Art League (Juror William Schran) Alexandria, VA 

2011  

Second Place Award "All-Media Membership Exhibit" (Juror Lillian Fitzgerald), Alexandria, VA 

Honorable Mention Award "All-Media Membership Exhibit" (Juror Farar Elliott), Alexandria, VA

2004

National 2nd Place Award "Go Figure" Maryland Federation of Arts National Juried Exhibition Annapolis, MD

Equal Awards (2 Awards), "All Membership Show - July," The Art League, Alexandria, VA

Honorable Mention "Clashes of Color," Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC 

Equal Award "All Membership Show - January," The Art League, Alexandra, VA 

1995  Best In Show Award "Navy Newport Artists & Art Annual Juried Show," Newport, RI 

1995  Honorable Mention "Navy Newport Artists & Art Annual Juried Show," Newport, RI

1986  Richard Wilt Memorial Scholarship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1981 / 1982  National Scholastic Art Scholarship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 

 

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 "Rhythmic Expressions," Solo Virtual Watercolor, March 

2014 "Figural Fine Lines" Art League, Alexandria, VA 

2004 "Nostalgia "Tunni Cliffs, Washington, DC

2003 "Watercolors" Sapporo Archives Museum, Sapporo, Japan

2002  “Meanderings” Gekkoso Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

2000 "Pieces of Japan" Tika Gallery, Kamakura, Japan 

1999 "Watercolors of Japan" Gallery Yu, Kamakura, Japan 

1998 "Colors of Japan" Zushi City Hall, Zushi, Japan 

1998 "Winter Show" Kellogg Gallery, Yokosuka, Japan 

1997 "Oak Leaf Bazaar" Yokosuka, Japan   

 

 

GROUP and JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2020   Figuratively Speaking Exhibition, International Juried Exhibition, New York, NY

2019   Figuratively Speaking Exhibition, International Juried Exhibition, New York, NY

2018   Invitational Show, North End Gallery, Leonardtown, MD 

The Gilded Frame, The Art League, Alexandria, VA,  2018

Mid-Atlantic Invitational Silverpoint Exhibition, Gaithersburg, MD,  2018

Annual Faculty  & Student Exhibition, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, March 2015 - 2018

Strokes of Genius 10 Winner, 2017

The Artistic Frame: An Inquiry into the Enhancement of Paintings, The Art League Gallery, November 2016

Anatomy Drawing Exhibition, Howard University, Washington, DC,  May  2014

Sketches from Life, Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge, MD,  August 2013

All Media & Themed Exhibitions - Various months, The Art League, Alexandria, VA,  2012 - 2018

Earth Exhibition - Juried, The Art League, Alexandria, VA,  April 2012

Art in City Hall Juried Exhibition, Alexandria, VA, March 2012

Faculty & Student Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA,  2011 & 2012 

All-Media Membership Juried Exhibit - Various Juried Exhibitions,  The Art League, Alexandria, VA,  2011

Figurative Works - Juried Show, Chesapeake, VA,  2009

TAA Miniature Show - Juried Exhibition, Hermitage Museum, Norfolk, VA, 2008

American & International Landscapes Exhibition - August, The Art League, Alexandria, VA,  2004 

Go Figure / National Juried Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD,  2004 

Results Gallery, Washington, District of Columbia,  2004 

The Fine Art of Fun & Leisure - July, The Art League, Alexandria, VA,  2004 

Food & Still Life - May, The Art League, Alexandria, VA,   2004 

The Artist's Garden - April, The Art League, Alexandria, VA,   2004 

Untitled II, Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC,  2004 

Basic Black & White, Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC,  2004 

Capitol Art Network National Juried Human Figure Show, Bethesda, MD,  2004 

Textures, Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC,  2004 

Clashes of Color, Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC,   2004 

All Membership Show - January & September, The Art League, Alexandria, VA,  2003 - 2004

Small Works Show - November, The Art League, Alexandria, VA,  2003 

You & You, O-Museum, Tokyo, Japan,  2003

14th Annual Members Juried Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI,  2001 

Expressions in Encaustic, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI,  2001 

Artists of Yokosuka, Yokosuka, Japan,  2000 

Navy Newport Artists, & Art Annual Juried Show, Naval War College Museum, Newport, RI   1995 

Spring Exhibition, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, California,  1995 

Seaside Summer Show, Seaside, CA,    1993 

Group Show, Villa Corsi Salviati, Florence, Italy,   1992

Additional juried shows (Michigan, Italy, Rhode Island, California)  1985 - 2001 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS 

2020  STROKES OF GENIUS

November  2018  STROKES OF GENIUS 10:  Inspiring Subjects, November 

2016 - 2018   PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA - International Competition 

May/June 2018  Ivory and Lead Online Art Competition,  May/June 2018

EDUCATION

  

2020  The Art Student League of New York, NY

2017-2018 Studio Incaminati ,Philadelphia, PA  

2004 - 2015  The Art League, Alexandria - Studies with Robert Liberace, Dan Thompson, Danni Dawson, Alexandria, VA

2003  Corcoran School of Art, Academic Figure Drawing, Washington, DC 

1996 / 2001 Rhode Island School of Design, Advanced Adobe Photoshop /Creative Process Course Providence, RI

1995-1997   University of Michigan, Graduate Studies -  Italy; St. Andrews University, Scotland; Dublin, Ireland 

1981-1985   University of Michigan, BFA - School of Art - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ann Arbor, MI

1981  Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

1979  Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield, MI