Current Memberships (Active 2008)

Towson Arts Collective, 406 York Road, Towson, MD 21204

School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Solo Exhibitions

April 28 - May 28 2008, Solo Exhibition at La Marsa,
706 South Broadway, Baltimore Maryland 21231

Group Exhibitions

The Towson ARTS Collective 1st Anniversary Exhibit, 410 York Road 21204 - Exhibition: April 24-May 31

Opening: March 8th, 2008 Cuchifritos Gallery Group Exhibit, 120 Essex St., New York NY 10002.

2007 Maryland Art Place's "Out of Order" Show, Baltimore Maryland

"Dr. Phillips Marketplace Art Festival", Dr Phillips, Florida.

"Foundation Show", Fox Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art.

 "Scholastics Show", University of Central Florida, Orlando Florida.

"Star Competition", Artworks Orlando, Orlando Florida.

"Winter Park Art Festival", Winter Park, Florida.

"Scholastics Show", University of Central Florida, Orlando Florida

Awards and Honors

Scholastics Portfolio Award, New York, New York.
As a result received 40 scholarship offers from various Colleges (many full tuition)

Ed Lindgren Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Artworks Orlando, Orlando, Florida.

Fanny B. Thalheimer Scholarship, sponsored by Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore Maryland.

First Place award in Student Painting, Winter Park Art Festival, Winter Park, Florida.

Four Gold Medals and Portfolio Nomination, Scholastics Competition, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

First Place and Honorable Mention in Painting, Maitland Arts Festival, Maitland, Florida.

 Best of Show and First Place, "Enjoying our lakes" Photography Contest, Windermere, Florida.

 Three Gold Medals, Scholastics Competition, University of Central Florida, Orlando Florida.

 Best of Show, AT&T Environmental Art Contest, Maitland, Florida.


Scholastics Exhibition Catalogue

West Orange Times

Click here to view website showing prior artwork


Early Studies (rough notes):


I was introduced to art through a neighbor, illustrator Mike Adams. From kindergarten through second grade, I would watch him paint children's book illustrations of characters from some of my favorite TV shows, like Fraggle Rock. He would give me large sketchbooks so I could draw on the floor while he worked. I remember how much I liked his lifestyle of working at home on illustrations and cartoons all day, especially in contrast to my father, who worked very hard at more typical 9-5 job.

Around the time I was in fourth grade, my family moved, and I began modeling for and studying under another neighbor, Sidney Quinn. He purchased supplies for me, introduced me to classes, and (harshly) critiqued my work for years on a regular basis. When I was about ten, I showed him my first large watercolor and counted as he pointed out 27 things wrong!
illustration that I modeled for in Highlights magazine

Freshman and sophomore years of high school, I began meeting with and receiving critiques from Edson Campos and Chas Rowe.

During my junior year, I was introduced to Barbara Bassett, who was a tremendous influence from that point forth. Her teaching method was derived from Kimon Nicolaides of the Art Students' League of New York and supplemented with the study of art history.

Although I went to her Winter Park studio for lessons a few times a week for years, she would never show me a single one of her paintings, despite my abundant requests. She was a great teacher, I miss her.

While in college at MICA, I studied under Timothy App and Raul Middlemen, who both proved to be major influences.