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About the Artist

Personal Information

Born and raised in Baltimore, MD
Currently residing in Flowery Branch, GA

Studied around the country under the direction of well known professionals over the last 25 years, most recently here in Atlanta, under Anita Lentz, Bernardine Sears, Gregory Johnson and Bill Davidson.

Artist's work has been exhibited in many Juried Shows both nationally, locally and is also collected by both private individuals and corporate entities along the East Coast.

Awards & Organizations

  • Best of Show Georgia Art League Winter Exhibit 2015
  • President of Artisans of Flowery Branch 2012 to 2015
  • Corresponding Secretary of Georgia Art League 2015
  • Honorable Mention Georgia Art League Fall Exhibit 2012

Jurried Shows & Exhibits

  • Gainesville Art in the Square
  • Hall County Library
  • The Georgia Art League
  • Chateau Elan Winery Art Gallery, Braselton, Georgia
  • Atlanta Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Art Station, Stone Mountain, Georgia
  • Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, Georgia
  • Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Quinlan Visual Art Center, Gainesville, Georgia

Artist's Statement

"I am motivated by the constant variety in subject matter and color that can be perceived in the ordinary. Over the years, I have tried to not only improve my painting skills, but to see, for it is in the seeing that we can bring life and meaning to our work. "


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