At some point I decided to create colorful paintings that made me happy - and, in turn may be meaningful to their viewer. My paintings incorporate the Dutch masters' techniques of dark backgrounds with a directed light source to enhance the brilliance of the colors. After visiting the museums in Amsterdam; I developed a relationship with Dutch still life objects - fruits, vegetables, luscious dark cherries, fabulous apples, grapes, beets - the colors of nature are always challenging.
In 2010, I was honored with a grant to live and paint for a month in Dinan, a town located in the Brittany area o France; and one of my paintings was chosen and added to the collection of "La Grande Vigne" in Dinan.
My paintings have been exhibited throughout the Metro DC area with awards including "Best of Show" several times. I am pleased to be juried into fine art festivals and galleries - including Miami, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Melbourne, Sarasota, Florida; Richmond, Reston and Leesburg, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland and other locations around Metro Washington, DC.