Originally from central New York, I graduated from Loyola College in Montreal, Quebec. In 1972, I moved to the Washington, DC area, where I completed a 28-year career in federal law enforcement. My wife Peggy and I have three grown children.
I have always enjoyed art and drawing, but rarely had the time needed to develop the additional media skills. It was almost by accident that I discovered watercolor, after taking some evening classes from a talented local artist.
The properties and techniques that make watercolor so simple, yet difficult to master, intrigue me. While I can paint in a tighter, detailed style, I prefer to explore into impressionism, with loose brush work and freedom to capture subject’s as I want to view them.
I have exhibited my work throughout Northern Virginia and have been juried into several exhibits and shows in KY, VA and MD. Proudly, my artwork has made its way into private collections across the United States.
I teach watercolor and mixed media classes at the Center for the Arts - Candy Factory, Manassas, VA. Class details can be found at their website:
MEMBER - The Loft Gallery, Occoquan, VA
MEMBER - p-ART-ners, Manassas, VA - a group of plein air artists.
MEMBER - Clifton Art Guild, Clifton, VA.
JURIED EXHIBITS AND SHOWS
Art Guild of Clifton - Featured Artist January 2018
MS Renzy Gallery, Lexington, KY - National Juried Show - “notBIG” Small Arts Competition - summer 2017.
Art at the Mill- Clarke County Historical Association - Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA Fall 2013, Spring and Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring and Fall 2016, Spring and Fall 2017, Spring and Fall 2018.
LibertyTown Arts Workshop - - "FROZEN" - National Juried Show - Fredrericksburg, VA February 2014
The Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College - - "Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space" May - June 2014
Creative Brush Studio, Manassas, VA - 1940's Exhibit Commemorating 70th Anniversary D-Day June-July 2014
No Less Inspired - Small Works Exhibit, ArtBeat Gallery, Manassas, VA - August 2015.
Central Virginia Watercolor Guild McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA September 2013, September 2014, September 2015.