I am a self-taught artist. I aim to evoke spiritually uplifting common threads of the transcendent that surpass personal perspectives.
Professionally, I was once an environmental engineer and also a structural engineer. I opted out of those jobs as both were devoid of color and transcendence. I am a registered architect. I did time for the Johns Hopkins Health System as Senior Architect and later as Capital Planner and Associate University Architect for Johns Hopkins University. Luckily, I had just come off of doing stand up comedy, so I was prepared for those jobs. Being a softball pitcher at the age of six and catching line drives to my face while children and adults were screaming for both success and failure at the same time on the sidelines prepared me for life.
I am a Maryland native, lived in Austin, Texas for many years, and am back in Maryland.
ABOUT THE PAINTINGS
All paintings are acrylic paint on 1-1/2" deep canvas stetchers. I paint the edges continuous with the front, so no framing is needed. All paintings are UV-varnished and ready to hang with hardware (wire and eyes) attached. One person can handle a 48"x48" painting without too much trouble. They don't weigh much. Unless they're framed, then they weigh as much as a mid-size dog and you'll need help, especially if you have a rotator cuff situation or a small wingspan.
Here's a lifesize (!) print of Reminiscence 1 in a hospital inpatient unit workroom, with chairs in tragic disarray. Note the instant serenity it imparts to an otherwise dreadfully beige room.
ABOUT THE PHOTOS
I've shown my photography for many years and my work was in the Texas Governor's Traveling Exhibition. I've had images in 10 Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union calendars and my photo of a Baltimore County farm was on the cover of the 2020 calendar. See more info here about prints.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (2017 - current)
Monument | Sotheby's International Realty, Cross Keys, Baltimore, Maryland, solo show
My living room, my dining room, my foyer, ALL THE TIME. Solo show. House plants bearing continual witness.
Sheppard Pratt, Towson, Maryland, installation of original paintings prior to permanent prints
Monument | Sotheby's International Realty, Severna Park, Maryland, solo show
Lowe House of Delegates, 2020 Session, Annapolis, Maryland, juried
Hoffberger Gallery, Baltimore, solo show
Historic Ellicott City Show House, Ellicott City, Maryland, selection committee
Art on Mulligan Mountain, Ellicott City, Maryland, invited artist
Millrace Gallery, Clipper Mill, Baltimore, solo show
Art on Paper, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, juried
American Insitute of Architects, Baltimore, solo show
Lowe House of Delegates, 2019 Session, Annapolis, Maryland, juried, Winner of Juror's Choice Award
Strokes of Genius, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, juried
Baltimore Symphony Decorators' Show House, selection committee
Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Gallery, Owings Mills, Maryland, selection committee
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, AUSTIN, TEXAS (1997-2007):
Austin Children's Museum Dell Discovery Center, curated/selection committee
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum benefit auction, curated/selection committee
7, Gallery Lombardi, juried
Vive Les Arts Theatre (Kileen, Texas), solo show
Texas Photographic Society 8th Annual Governor's Traveling Exhibition (including Contemporary Arts Gallery, Abilene and Photographic Archives Lab and Gallery, Dallas), juried
Austin Artisans, solo show
Exhibit K - Coming of Age, Austin Visual Arts Association, curated
Barnes and Noble Aboretum, solo show
Manuel's Congress Avenue, solo show
Galerie Bleux, gallery show
Artplex Studio Show, curated
Pecan Street Festival, curated/selection committee
INSTITUTIONAL Collections and on Display:
ORIGINALS (and prints):