September 27, 2018 – January 6, 2019
I was always an artist. I knew that it would be my vocation and calling even as a young child. My love of drawing and figure work led me to pursue a career in medical illustration early on. In 1984, I was fortunate enough to have been hired by the Washington Post as a staff artist. Eventually, I had a long full career there as an art director and designer. I left the newspaper business in 2008 and have been pursuing my dream of becoming a fine artist since then.
Pastels are my passion as well as my medium of choice. The colors are often more vibrant than oil. Using my hands to paint with instead of a brush is more like drawing than painting for me. I believe this is why I took to the medium so well.
I approach my work in a painterly manner rather than striving for realism. I try to capture the essence of a place or a person. I also love pastels for the way they capture light. So much of painting is about the light.