Statement

In my work I use suggestion and impression to describe time and place. I am interested in how line and marks, color and gesture, along with variations in the visual ­perception of the paper can create a unified whole from which individual elements emerge to ­express  something real and essential. The resulting images capture passing moments and spaces glimpsed, sometimes ­minimally, ­always recognizable. They are grace notes speaking to time and place. They are indicated realities evoking recognition. They deal with the commonplace, with the blurred line between ordinary and ­extraordinary, and with that which lies beyond the superficial. They deal with the transient and well-remembered moments in life.

This thought from Van Gogh captures what I am reaching for:

“It comes down to seizing what does not pass away in what passes away.”

“Il s’agit de saisir ce qui ne passe pas dans ce qui passe.”

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Résumé

Selected Exhibitions
» Artist Alliance at the Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA, 2017
» New Orleans Art Association 2017 National Exhibition, New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, New Orleans, LA, 2017
» Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2016
» Laumeister FIne Arts Competition, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT, 2010, 2016
» International Small Image China Exchange Exhibit, National Watercolor Society, Shenzhen, China (and other venues) 2015–16, San Pedro, CA 2016
» Elayne LaPorta Fine Arts Holiday Art Exhibition, solo exhibition, Henderson, NV 2015
» 6" Squared, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA 2015
» Into the Light: Plein Air Invitational, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA 2015
» Drawn-In 2, Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA 2015
» Annual Made in California Juried Exhibitions, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA, 2014, 2015
» National Midyear Exhibitions, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, 2009, 2013
» Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Annual Open Juried Exhibitions, National Arts Club, NY, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
» Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space, The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, 2013, 2014
» Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Annual Members Show, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
» 8th Biennial National Art Exhibition, Punta Gorda, FL, 2012
» San Diego Watercolor Society Annual International Exhibitions, San Diego, CA, 2011, 2014
» Annual Statewide Landscape Exhibitions, Santa Cruz, CA 2011, 2012, 2015
» Plein Air Invitational Exhibition: In the Light of Day, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA, 2011
» Blossoms II, Art of Flowers, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL, 2011
» Arizona Aqueous, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ, 2007, 2011
» Brushes with Friendship, Nottingham Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA, 2010
» National Watercolor Society (NWS) Annual Exhibition, San Pedro, CA, 2010; Traveling Exhibition, 2011
» Belles of Capistrano, Four Women and Their Art, Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 2008
» Huntington Beach Plein Air Painting Festival, Huntington Beach, CA, 2007 – 2010
» Painting the California Landscape, Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA,
2007, 2008
» Palm Springs Art Museum 38th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA, 2007
» Plein Air  2005, 2006, Keyes Gallery, Springfield, MO, 2005, 2006

Selected Awards / Honors / Grants
» Who’s Who in American Art
» Research Grants, University of Mary Washington, Painting 2012, Printmaking 2013
» Second Place Watermedia, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Members Exhibition, 2013
» Aubade, University of Mary Washington bi-annual art and literature review, 2013 
» Rosalie Chauncey Memorial Scholarship in Studio Art, University of Mary Washington, 2012
» Merit Award, 8th Biennial National Art Exhibition, Punta Gorda, Florida 2012
» Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Signature Membership, 2011
» National Watercolor Society Signature Membership, 2010
» Honorable Mention, Plein Air Festival 2008, 2007, Huntington Beach, CA
» Second Place, Plein Air 2006, Keyes Gallery
» Best in Show, Plein Air Painting Festival, 2002 Jeff Horn, juror
» Third Place, The Artist Eye, Costa Mesa, CA 2001 Timothy J. Clark, Juror
» Second Place, Newport Beach Salute to the Arts, 1993 Jean Stern, juror

Design
» Book Design: Daryl Bryant, A Life in Art, monograph, 2012; Susan Sommer, Plein Air Abstraction, 2010; Susan Sommer, Progression, 2015; Art Marketing Handbook, 7th edition, Calvin Goodman
» Personal documentation (books): Grace Notes, Finding Beauty, 2011; Grace Notes, Indicated Realities, 2014; Grace Notes, Looking at Nature, 2015
» Marketing Communications Manager for international technical company Melles Griot
» Miscellaneous brochures and invitations for artists and exhibitions

Education
» University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA (Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art), 2013
» The Marchutz School of Fine Art, Aix-en-Provence, France 2013
» Advanced study in Italy, Argentina, France, Hawaii and California, Art Students League NYC with Timothy J. Clark
» Art Center College of Design, (Harry Carmean, Vern Wilson), Pasadena, CA
» University of Maryland