About the Artist

Education: Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Merchandising, Interior and Fashion Design from the Indiana University of PA

Workshops: Frank Webb, William Vrscak, Sue Pollins, Jeannie McGuire, Christine Swann, Thomas McNickle, Frederick Graff, Jess Hager, Max Mueller, Bill Buchman, Barry Jeter, Desmond O’Hagan, Judith Carducci, Janet Rodgers, Vianna Szabo, Stan Sperlak, Karen Margulis, Aline Ordman, and Tony Allain.

Upcoming workshops 2019:

Jacob Aguiar – February

Lynn Asselta- June

Mediums: Watercolor, pastel, oil, and graphite.

Art Groups: Pastel Society of America, IAPS, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Englewood Art Center, North Port Art Center, PPAL, Sarasota Art Center, USC League for the Arts, Venice Art Center, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of Tampa, Visual Art Center, Left Coast Pastel Painters Society.

Recent Exhibits: Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Fein Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Art in the Garden, Washington, PA, Mt. Lebanon Public Library, Galleria, Mt. Lebanon, Planet Art Gallery, Art in the Round, West Penn Hospital, Duquesne University Art Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Peters Twp Public Library, USC Public Library, USC Post Office, North Port Art Center, Sewickley Public Library, Englewood Art Center, FL, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of Tampa, VAC (Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda, FL)

Juried Show Awards:

Merit Award for watercolor painting “Going To Market” 2006

Honorable Mention for pastel painting “Watchful Eyes” 2007

Honorable Mention Award for oil painting “Les Fleurs Rouges 2010

First Place Award for watercolor”Dog Days of Summer” 2014

Merit Award for pastel “Blue Weimaraner ” 2014

Third Place Award for pastel “Spike” 2015

Honorable Mention for pastel “Maine Coon Cat” 2015

Honorable Mention for pastel “Young Man and the Sea” 2015

Merit Award for pastel “Street Scene in France” 2015

Honorable Mention for pastel “Black-face Sheep” 2016

Honorable Mention for pastel “Elusive Heron” 2017

Merit Award for pastel “Wave 1” 2017

First Place Award for pastel “Looking Towards Boca” 2017

Third Place Award for watercolor “The Poser” 2018

Honorable Mention for pastel “Break Time” 2018

First Place Award for oil “Think Pink” 2018

Second Place Award for oil “Beach Crab” 2018

Second Place Award for pastel “Winds of Change” 2018