Education: PA Academy of Fine Art
Philadelphia College of Art
Continuing education through workshops with the following Master Artists:
William A. Schneider
Primary Medium: Pastel – Pastel is a medium comprised of pure pigment with a minimum of binder. It was used by artists, Carriera, Cassatt, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Whistler. Their paintings completed 100 plus years ago are still as fresh as when they were first painted. It is a very permanent media and never need restoration.
Group Show – Lancaster County Art Association, Lancaster, PA; Historic Yellow Springs Art Show, Chester Springs, PA – April 2015
Solo Shows – Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster County Art Association, C.X. Carlson Gallery
Special Project – North Museum, Lancaster, PA – in 2006, completed four murals featuring the Susquehannock Riverside to compliment the “Natives of the Susquehannock” Collection Room.
Working with Historic Trust of Lancaster County – painting endangered historic properties for a show in October, 2015.
Memberships: Lancaster County Art Association
Ladies Art Forum
Maryland Pastel Society – Signature Member
Gallery: currently in Strawberry & Company, Lancaster, PA
I have always been drawn to the outdoors. My goal is to paint its romance without saccharine. Pastels are not a delicate medium. They are down and dirty and powerful especially for landscapes. A great pastel takes my breath away, and that’s how I wish anyone viewing my art to feel.