My abstract art is all about the process. Sometimes it's about the motion of making marks that result from large gestures. Other times it's about the surface of the canvas. I scrape, squirt and rub until I get what I want. Although I generally have something in mind when I start a canvas, often times in reacting to each mark made, I wind up in a very different place from where I started. Having been a graphic designer for so many years, composition and structure are very important to me as well as surface texture and color. Sometimes subject matter emerges, and I go with that if it interests me. Sometimes the marks, color and form are their own subject matter.


I attended college at Carnegie Mellon University where I earned a BFA in graphic design.  My interest in abstraction flows naturally from being a designer. 


After working in my design career for several years, I started my own business , which I sold in 2007 to pursue my interest in painting as well as to have more personal time. Over the years I have taken a variety of painting classes at local colleges and with private instructors. I am currently taking open studio at the Delaplaine Center in Frederick, MD with Ed Ramsburg.


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Working currently in:



Charcoal Drawing

Mixed Media







2010 - present


Solo Exhibitions

2014: TAG/The Artists Gallery: Boobies & Blooms

2014: Interiors of Washington, Bethesda, MD

2014: The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: Impressions of the Galapagos, Side Gallery

2013: The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: Featured Artist of the Gift Gallery

2013: The Artists' Gallery of Frederick: Impressions of Peru

2012: The Artists' Gallery of Frederick: A Painter's Moving Tribute to the Quilt

2011: The Artists' Gallery of Frederick: Selected works by Linda Sherman 

2011: Dumbarton Concert Series 


Group Exhibitions

2016: Coming: Artomatic, Whozeart is it Anyway?

2016: GFAA Annual Juried Show: Best in Show, 2nd place in water media

2014: Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Show

2014: Betty Mae Kramer Gallery, Cultural Exchanges

2014, 2013, 2000, 1999: Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association Annual Juried Show

2013: Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Show, cash award

2012: Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Show, cash award

2012: The Art League at the Torpedo Factory, 7 monthly juied shows

2012: The Artists Gallery of Frederick, Black, White & Gray

2011: The Art League at the Torpedo Factory, 6 monthly juied shows

2011: The Artists Gallery of Frederick, Self Portraits

2011, 2012: The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, A Class Act

2011, 2009: Private Arts, juried show. of communication professionals

2009: Rockville Art League, Best in Show

2007: Rockville Art League, Third Place, watercolor



The Artist's Gallery, Frederick, MD




The Baltimore Watercolor Society, signature member

Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association


2010 - present


Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Magna Cum Laude

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