I am an illustrator and painter working in pen and ink, acrylic, watercolor, and block print.
I have a degree in Art + Design from Towson University, with a concentration in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. I have also studied classical realism at the Schuler School of Fine Arts. I have over ten years of experience producing artwork for print.
In my spare time I grow flowers and vegetables, raise honey bees, and play lap dulcimer and the great highland bagpipe.
My current personal work is an affectionate exploration of fairytale and folklore with a healthy dose of witchery. I also specialize in silliness, and have drawn many gently ridiculous pieces for the Dirty Linen shop and elsewhere. My drawing style is old-fashioned and based on expressive line.
My formal portraits and still-life paintings show my Classical Realist training. My brushwork is fairly lavish, and my portraits capture the liveliness and personality of the subject and emotionally communicate with the viewer. I put my heart into each painting. My purpose is to communicate the respect I have for each irreplaceable being, moment, and place I paint.
Bachelor of Science in Art + Design, summa cum laude
Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking Concentration
Schuler School of Fine Arts Summer School
Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition, summa cum laude
College of Notre Dame of Maryland
2012 Towson University Art Department Scholarship Endowment - William Denner Painting Award
2010 Towson University Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Endowment Printmaking Award
2009-2012 Towson University Dean's List
2012 "Things That Glow in the Dark," Towson Arts Collective, Towson, Maryland. Jenee Mateer and
Quentin Moseley, Jurors
2012 "Drawing Today," Towson Arts Collective, Towson, Maryland. Benjamin Levy, Juror
2012 Schuler School of Fine Arts 53rd Annual Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland
2012 "Flux Capacity" Group Show, Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
2012 Towson University Senior Art Exhibit, 40 W. Chesapeake Ave, Towson, Maryland
2012 "Paintings, Drawings and Prints," Solo Exhibition, Towson University Storage Space Gallery
2011 Towson University Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Maiza Hixson, Juror
2011 Solar Power, Goucher College Rosenberg Gallery
2010 Towson University Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Cathy Byrd, Juror
"Drawing Community" by Cara Ober, Urbanite, August 21, 2012
"Flux Capacity // Towson at Nudashank," Brown Paper Bag Blog