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:
2010 - present
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
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