Education

1998 BFA Painting, Drawing, Art History. Kutztown University
1997-1998 Plein Air Italy Sojourn, Milano Marittima, Fiuggi, Tuscany, Sicily

Experience

2006-Present Figure Drawing, Drawing, Painting Instructor
The Baum School of Art, Allentown, Pennsylvania
2003–2005 Life Drawing Instructor
Banana Factory, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2009- Guest Lecturer-The Renaissance of Downtown Easton Through the Arts Commercial
Women's Real Estate Network, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Delaware River Canal Museum, Easton, Pennsylvania
2009- Workshop-Painting the Sky in the Reductive Method
The Bethlehem Palette Club, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2009- Workshop-Painting the Landscape in the Reductive Method
Parkland Art League, Allentown, Pennsylvania
2008- Workshop-Painting the Landscape in the Reductive Method
The Bethlehem Palette Club, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2008- Juror Allentown Morning Call Newspaper Annual Juried Exhibition, Allentown,
Pennsylvania
2008- Juror- Bethlehem Palette Club Annual Juried Exhibition
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2008- Juror- Parkland Art League Annual Juried Exhibition
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Selected Exhibitions
2011 - The Apollo, Recent Paintings, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2011 – Allentown Art Museum, Cocktails and Collecting Event, Allentown,
Pennsylvania
2011 – Banana Factory Artist’s Annual, Binney and Smith Gallery, Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania
2010 – More Serious Business, NCCC, Fowler Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2010 – Solo Exhibition, Ward Gallery, Harbor Springs, Michigan
2010 – Faculty Exhibition, David E. Rodale Gallery, Baum School of Art, Allentown,
Pennsylvania
2010 - Banana Factory Artist’s Annual, Binney and Smith Gallery, Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania
2009 - Solo Exhibition, Ward Gallery, Harbor Springs, Michigan
2009 - Solo Exhibition, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania
2009 – Allentown Museum Juried Exhibition, Allentown Art Museum, The Crest
Gallery,Allentown, Pennsylvania
Curated by Chakaia Booker, James Carroll, Michiko Okaya
2009 – Baum School of Art Facutly Exhibition, Rodale Gallery, Baum School of
Art, Allentown, Pennsylvania
2009 – Featured Artist ArtsQuest, The Banana Factory, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2008 - Banana Factory Artist’s Annual, Binney And Smith Gallery,
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2008 - Solo Exhibition, Gallery Piquel, New Hope, Pennsylvania
2008 - Solo Exhibition, Bolete, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2008 - Solo Exhibition, Apollo, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2008 - Solo Exhibition, American Male, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2008 – The American Landscape, Monsoon Gallery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2008 - Featured Artist ArtsQuest, The Banana Factory, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2007 – Abiquiu and Santa Fe Plein Aire Exhibition, Giacobbe Fritz Fine Art, Santa
Fe, New Mexico
2007 - Baum School of Art Facutly Exhibition, Monsoon Gallery, Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania
2007 - Featured Artist ArtsQuest, The Banana Factory, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2007 - Solo Exhibition, Apollo, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2007 - Solo Exhibition, Bolete, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Selected Corporate Collections
Rodale Press, Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Rodale Press, New York, New York
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Paper Lantern Press, Upper Montclair, New Jersey

Teaching Philosophy

I encourage my students to cultivate the individual creative spirit in themselves.
I teach to the individual and base all the technical aspects of making art on the principle of facilitating growth and defining a sense of purpose.
Technical excellence is always a major goal but by no means the only goal.
Learning the fundamentals of different techniques and striving for mastery of those techniques is a stepping stone to finding the primary motivation for making Art.
Each class then builds upon the foundation of technical challenges and the study of art history ultimately leading to the students giving form to a new idea.
Each class also incorporates a critique which provides a forum for students to learn to discuss their work and the work of their peers.

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