I was so pleased to be awarded “Best Watercolor” for my painting “Sliding Shadows” by juror Philip Koch at the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association’s Cityscape exhibit. It was on view at the Peale Center over the past few weekends- the first contemporary exhibit to be on display in the historic building since it closed to the public in the 90s. The Peale Museum first opened in 1815, and was the first purpose built museum building in the country.
My painting “Stargazing” also received an Honorable Mention at the current Baltimore Watercolor Society member show at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House in Columbia, MD, on view until December 12.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for my free public watercolor demo on November 23, 7pm, at the Parkville Public Library and for the reception for Plein Air Painters Under 40 at Still Life Gallery in Ellicott City on December 13.
Last month, I had the incredible privilege of being commissioned through the GMMB agency to paint several portraits for AARP’s “Portraits of Care” project, focusing on the role of family caregivers in America. Earlier this week I was able to attend the reception for the project at the Hart Senate Building on Capitol Hill. I was able to meet a family member of the subjects of one of my portraits, which was really wonderful.
Here I am with Melanie Smith, granddaughter of Patricia & Bob from Sevierville, TN, the subjects of one of my portraits.