About

As an artist, I strive to create pieces that resonate with the viewer’s heart and mind. I’m the kind of person who finds the silver lining in every cloud. While clues to my optimism are tucked into every image, I invite the viewer to discover their own relationship to the art.

 

My third solo show, End in Mind, opened in February 2022. While I enjoy multiple mediums, I primarily work in Adobe Photoshop on an iPad and / or a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet creating digital collages from original photographs and drawings. On average each collage takes upwards of 30 hours to create.

Solo Exhibits

the artist holding mandala print on canvas

Digital art may be printed in a variety of sizes and formats. This print of Stone Mandala is on 36 x 36 inch gallery-wrapped canvas for a yoga studio.

End in Mind

2022  Art Works RVA

A celebration of life in the memento mori style. Memento mori is a Latin phrase reminding us to bloom completely because we cannot know when our transition will occur. Marcus Aurelius is quoted as saying, “You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” In other words, keep the end in mind.

Composites

2021 The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

Journey into an imaginative world of fantastical scenes from original photographs.  As Henry David Thoreau said, “The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”

Video tours of the exhibit produced by the Center and by the Camera Club of Richmond

A Night at the Opera

2020 Art Works RVA

Opera has entranced audiences since 1598. It is the complete entertainment package — lights, costumes, scenery, symphonic music, and athletic singing. Opera performers must project their voices over the orchestra pit to the far reaches of the theater without electronic amplification. They are adept not only at enunciating the libretto—which may be written in Italian, French, Spanish, English, or German—but also portraying the corresponding emotions through their voice. This body of work is designed to appeal to opera aficionados as well as tickle the curiosity of novices by dispelling common misperceptions about the art form. 

Video tour of the exhibit produced by Art Works RVA

Awards

1st Place  Wintergarden

2021 Camera Club of Richmond, Annual Competition: Advanced Category, Color, Creative Arts

2nd Place  Jubilation

2021 Crossroads Art Center, November All Media Show juried by Clinton Helms

1st Place  Ginter's Garden

2019 Camera Club of Richmond, Annual Competition: Group B, Color, Creative Art

2nd Place  Harbinger

2019 Camera Club of Richmond, Annual Competition: Group B, Color, Flora

2nd Place  Eggs, Onions, Tomatoes

2018 Buy RVA Art, Food

Group Exhibits

  • 2022 Nov Crossroads Art Center  All Media Show juried by Vivian Chiu  "Patina", "Full Moonshine", "Homegoing"

  • 2022 Oct Crossroads Member Show  The Color Orange "Leafing"

  • 2022 Sept  Art for the Journey  Annual Juried Fundraiser "Dance Party", "Effervescence", "Time's Passing", "Ascension", "Pas de Deux", "Whirled Peace"

  • 2022 Sept Crossroads Art Center  Juried All Media Show "Rhapsody in Rust"

  • 2022 Aug Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen  Standing with Ukraine "Whirled Peace"

  • 2022 July  Crossroads Art Center  Annual Members’ Show  "Effervescence"

  • 2022 May  Crossroads Art Center  All Media Show juried by Robin Caspari  "Dance Party"

  • 2022 May  Glave Kocen Consulting  Hung Juried 2.0  "Can’t See the Forest…", "Pas de Deux"

  • 2022 Mar  Crossroads Art Center  Sunflowers for Ukraine  "Home Alone"

  • 2022 Jan  Art Works RVA  Simply Photography juried by Anthony Rumley  "Wintergarden"

  • 2021 Nov  Crossroads Art Center  All Media Show juried by Clinton Helms  "Jubilation", "Autumn Mandala"

  • 2021 Oct  Art Works RVA  All Media Show  Dark Arts  "Dragon’s Breath"

  • 2021 Aug  Art Works RVA  All Media Show juried by Matt Lively  "Ruffled"

  • 2021 Aug  Richmond Art Garage  Spirituality Show juried by Jennifer Reid  "Can’t See the Forest..."

  • 2021 Aug  Art for the Journey  Annual Juried Fundraiser  "Full-fledged Mother", "Ginter’s Garden", "Wind-Tossed", "Reframe Your Perspective", "Ruffled", "Monroe’s Birdcage"

  • 2021 July  Art Works RVA  All Media Show  Take Me Away  "Evening Paddle"

  • 2021 July  Crossroads Art Center  Annual Members’ Show  "Lotus Mandala", "Stone Mandala"

  • 2021 May   Crossroads Art Center  All Media Show juried by Dr Craig Reynolds  "Dearly Departed"

  • 2021 Apr  Art Works RVA  All Media Show juried by Kathryn Baines  "Lotus Mandala"

  • 2020 Sept  Art Works RVA  All Media Show juried by staff  "Congolese Contemplation"

  • 2020 July  Crossroads Art Center  Annual Members’ Show  "Full-fledged Mother"

  • 2020 July  Camera Club of Richmond  Tuckahoe Library  "Fran’s Garden", "Summer Mandala"

  • 2020 May  Art Works RVA  All Media Show  Mother May I?  "Full-fledged Mother"

  • 2020 Apr  Art Works RVA  All Media Show  Life in Isolation  "Stillness"

  • 2020 Apr  Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen  Art in Quarantine  "Home Alone", "Savor the Morning", "Song Bird"

  • 2020 Jan   Art Works RVA  Simply Photography juried by John Henley  "Sacral", "Fran’s Garden", "Who’s There?"

  • 2019 Sept  Art for the Journey  Annual Juried Fundraiser  "Purple Finches", "Song Garden", "Vanishing", "James River Reflections"

  • 2019 Sept   Art Works RVA  All Media Show juried by Michelle McGrath  "Sutra of the Heart"

  • 2019 Sept  Crossroads Art Center  All Media Show juried by Andre Lucero  "Who’s There?"

  • 2019 Aug  Art Works RVA  All Media Show juried by Frederick Chirboga  "Flywheel"

  • 2019 Aug  Camera Club of Richmond  Bon Air Library  "Fran's Garden"

  • 2019 July  Art Works RVA  RVA River  "Mayo Bridge"

  • 2019 July  Crossroads Art Center  Annual Members’ Show  "The Root"

  • 2019 June  Art Works RVA  All Media Show juried by Sarah Masters  "Right Meditation"

  • 2019 Mar  Buy RVA Art    In the Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  "Ginter’s Garden"

  • 2019 Jan  Art Works RVA  Simply Photography juried by Thomas V. Moore  "Carytown Saturday Night"

  • 2018 Nov  Crossroads Art Center  All Media Show juried by Shaylen Amanda Broughton  "Hey There!"

  • 2018 Oct  Art Works RVA  All Media Show juried by Megan Matter  "The Crown", "The Root"

  • 2018 Sept   Art Works RVA  All Media Show juried by Sally Bowring  "Hey There!"

  • 2018 Aug  Art Works RVA  All Media Show  "River Contemplation"

  • 2018 Jul  Crossroads Art Center  Annual Members’ Show  "Downtown in December"

  • 2018 July  Art Works RVA  All Media Show juried by Chris Sempter  "Autumn Harvester"

  • 2018 May  Buy RVA Art  Summer in the City  "Postman Butterfly", "Common Morpho Butterfly", "Farmer’s Market Onions"

  • 2018 June  Art Works RVA  All Media Show  "Galaxy"

  • 2018 May  Crossroads Art Center  All Media Show  "Autumn Harvester"

  • 2018 Mar  Buy RVA Art  2D RVA  "Carytown Saturday Night", "Downtown in December", "Mayo Bridge"

  • 2018 Jan  Buy RVA Art  Food  "Onions", "Eggs", "Tomatoes"