Upcoming exhibitions- updated 8/22/17

Featured Artist Exhibition
Artists’ Emporium
Havre de Grace, MD
I will be the September featured artist, with a special exhibition and reception in conjunction with the gallery’s rotating work from regional artists and the themed “American Worker” exhibit.  You can also always find a selection of my work available here throughout the year!
Opening reception: Sat, August 26, 6-8pm

“Your City, Your Town, Your Neighborhood”
Highlandtown Gallery
Baltimore, MD
I will have a piece included in this group show of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters’ Association.
Receptions: Friday, Sept. 1, 5-9pm, Friday, Oct 6, 5-9pm

Philadelphia Water Color Society 117th International Works on Paper Exhibition
Wallingford, PA
September 9-October 15, 2017
My painting “Panorama” is included in this exhibit.
Awards reception: Sunday, Oct. 15, 2-4pm

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 39th Annual International Juried Exhibition
Adams County Arts Council, Gettysburg, PA
September 11-October 28, 2017
My painting “Gaze” is included in this exhibit.
Opening Reception: Sat, Sept. 16, 2017, 1-4pm

“The Artist & The Art”
Crystal Moll Gallery
Baltimore, MD
October 4-November 25
Small group exhibition along with Tim Kelly, Palden Hamilton, and Hai-Oh Hou.  Each artist will display a self portrait and a selection of recent work.
Jazz reception: Thurs., Nov. 16, 6-8pm (additional events to be announced)

Maryland Society of Portrait Painters “Community, Then and Now”
Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD
October 4-November 19, 2017
Members of the MSPP exhibit new works inspired by the Sandy Spring community, past and present. I will have several portrait and plein air works included.
Reception: Sat, Oct 7, 12-2pm

National Watercolor Society 97th International Open Exhibition
San Pedro, CA
October 5-December 15, 2017
My painting “Rift” is included in this exhibit.
Reception: Oct. 21, 2-5pm

Harford Plein Air Festival
Bel Air, MD
October 8-October 15, 2017
I will be participating as a juried artist.
Public exhibition: Sat/Sun Oct. 14-15
Additional free and ticketed events throughout the week, see Festival website for details.

Illuxcon Showcase
Reading, PA
This is a convention of “Imaginative Realism” in painting- both fine art and illustration- with an emphasis on traditional media.  Many notable fantasy artists will be present exhibiting, lecturing, and teaching.  The convention’s main show and programming is ticketed.  I will be exhibiting in the open showcase on Friday and Saturday evenings at the DoubleTree, which is free and open to the public without the need for a ticket or convention pass.
Showcase: Fri, October 20 (8pm-midnight) and Sat, Oct. 21 (6-8pm)

Featured Guest Artist Exhibition: “Lost Edges”
Hamilton Arts Collective
Baltimore, MD
November 3- November 24, 2017
I will be the featured guest artist at Hamilton Arts Collective for November, displaying a collection of my experimental watercolor portrait paintings entitled “Lost Edges.”  Rotating work from the collective gallery members will also be on view.
Opening reception: Friday, November 3, 6-9pm
Artists’ reception: Sunday, November 19, 1-3pm
Gallery hours: Friday 4-8pm, Saturday noon-8pm, Sunday 11am-3pm



June 2017

“Far Out,” Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TX
June 3-July 29, 2017
Reception: June 3, 2017 7-10pm

I’m excited to be showing some previous and new work from the James Webb Space Telescope Artist project in Austin in conjunction with the American Astronomical Society and Women in Astronomy annual meetings.  Eight artists from the original exhibit at NASA Goddard will be showing work.  My new “Extended Metaphor” series of JWST inspired miniatures will be included. (Below, Extended Metaphor I)

“Still & Life,” Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD
May 3-June 23, 2017

I have several watercolor portraits and acrylic still lifes included in this group exhibit of local artists featuring still life, human, and animal as subjects. (Below, Escape Velocity) My self-portrait, Escape Velocity, on view in this show, was also recently selected for Splash 19: Illusion of Light, an annual juried publication of “the best in watercolor.” It will be published in Spring 2018.

Paint Annapolis, Annapolis, MD

June 4-11, 2017
Collector’s reception: Friday, June 9
Free public exhibit: Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11

I’ll be plein air painting with this year’s group of 30 juried artists all week long in Annapolis.  Visit the Paint Annapolis website for a full listing of events during the week.

Other 2017 Events & Shows

Paint It! Ellicott City, July 6-10
Floyd, VA Plein Air, August 14-20
Illuxcon, Reading, PA, Showcase artist, October 20 & 21
Hamilton Gallery, Baltimore, MD, guest featured artist, November 2017


Luminous Portraits Workshop in Bel Air, MD

I have a workshop coming up on April 22!  Find out more or register here.



SCBWI Conference

I’m excited to be attending the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators conference in New York for the first time!  I’ve spent the past few months organizing my printed portfolio for the showcase, and creating a dummy book based on Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” poem.  I thought I would post some of the newer narrative illustration pieces I’ve done over the past few months here, as I add them to the portfolio section of this site.  The first two are samples from Jabberwocky, and the three after that were created for the Folio Society’s illustration competition based on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.

And this guy here is Krampus.  I didn’t include him has part of the portfolio for the children’s book convention, because he’s kind of scary, but this illustration was done for Faerie Magazine’s recent Winter issue.



Holiday Portrait Commissions

A reminder that December 1 is the deadline to place orders for portrait commissions needed in time for Christmas!

If you are local and can pick up in person from Abingdon, MD, I may be able to accept some last minute orders, depending on work load.

Also, please come shop a selection of  sale prints, note cards, jewelry, and originals at the Authors & Artists holiday sale at the Bel Air Armory on Main Street on Saturday, December 3, from 10am-3pm.  I am trying to clear stock of items that came back from consignment locations this year, so there are deals to be had!