Classes, Exhibits and Experiences, General Posts

Following Georgia O’Keeffe; my trip to New Mexico

This past winter I decided to take myself on a trip to New Mexico, a place I had never stepped foot. I was searching for a workshop of sorts and stumbled across a Georgia O'Keeffe retreat hosted by the Ghost Ranch. I decided to sign up and spend the week and a half following the… Continue reading Following Georgia O’Keeffe; my trip to New Mexico

Behind the Scenes, Exhibits and Experiences, General Posts, News!

Things Are Looking Up…

So lots of good things have been happening in my little world in the past few months and I wanted to tell you about some of it... First of all, THANK YOU to all of the folks who came to my show "Still Standing" hosted by Pure Wine Cafe and presented by HorseSpirit Arts Gallery… Continue reading Things Are Looking Up…

General Posts

The Show Must Go On

  I am incredibly excited to announce that my first solo show, "Still Standing," is on! As some of you may know, my show was scheduled to open in September of last year at Perspectives Gallery on Main Street in Ellicott City. However, due to the flood, the show had to be postponed. In retrospect… Continue reading The Show Must Go On

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DC Design House

This year I am privileged to say that I contributed to the fabulous room, "Chic Retreat" by  Barbara Brown Interiors at the DC Design House. "The 9th annual D.C. Design House opens to the public October 1, 2016. Each year, one local home has every single room redesigned by local interior designers and architects. Located… Continue reading DC Design House

Events, General Posts, News!

Unveiling of Ellicott City Mural

Facebook Live Feed Earlier this month I was honored to unveil my painting of Ellicott City donated to the Howard County Government.  My dear friends from high school, Theo Schlossnagle and Lisa Marini Schlossnagle donated the funds to purchase the mural which went to the Ellicott City Partnership for their Flood Relief Fund.  Fatimah Waseem… Continue reading Unveiling of Ellicott City Mural

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I wanted to update everyone about our situation in Ellicott City. My little town, where my studio is, experienced the worst flooding since hurricane Agnes in 1972. Two people lost their lives and the town in uninhabitable. Many folks lost not just businesses, but livelihoods, memories, keepsakes, and lifetimes of hard work and memories. But… Continue reading #ECStrong


Getting our Trompe L’oeil on!

Last weekend we had such a good time at Cunningham Studios! Five students came to learn about how to create a convincing trompe l'oeil (french, to fool the eye) iron grille. We learned about light, shadow, and temperature.  We also learned about various tools and techniques to improve efficiency and painting skills. Each student did… Continue reading Getting our Trompe L’oeil on!

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My Hopes for the New Year

I have been quiet here as of late but I wanted to write now because I feel that when I put my thoughts to "paper" I am able to heal as well as have others relate to me. Its always a let down for me after the holidays are over. After so much celebration I… Continue reading My Hopes for the New Year

Art, Behind the Scenes, Color, General Posts, Projects

Jumping in Head First; An Art Piece Like No Other (for me at least)

When I proposed this project almost two years ago I had not a clue as to who what I was getting myself into. My client, referred to me by Wendy Appleby, has lived in this house for over 20 years and hadn't figured out what to do with the giant overmantle that loomed over the… Continue reading Jumping in Head First; An Art Piece Like No Other (for me at least)

General Posts, Murals, Projects

Raving about the Ravens

Recently I was asked to paint some murals for a library renovation being funded by the Ravens Foundation for Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary in Pigtown, Downtown Baltimore. I was thrilled! I was able to paint four areas, all on canvas, and help create a warm and inviting environment for the students of CCB to read… Continue reading Raving about the Ravens