CountyPrince George's County
Artist StatementWorking in charcoal, carbon pencil and pastel, I create surreal tableaux frequently referencing fairy tales, poems and rhymes. While the subject matter of each image varies widely, a number of common motifs, such as human figures with animal heads, and animals in carts or on wheels, tie them together and make them seem like moments in one long, overarching plot. I strive to make something intriguing and meaningful from well-recognized sources, manipulating characters into odd vignettes of conflict, misunderstanding, and relationships gone awry.
I earned a BA in Studio Art from the University of Maryland. For many years I worked as a graphic designer and illustrator. For the past 15 years I have taught drawing and painting at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. I have won numerous awards in juried competition throughout the DC area, and have exhibited extensively in focus and solo shows.