They say artistic tendencies can transfer from one generation to the next and for me, this is especially true.
I was influenced in my youth by creative parents and siblings who collectively embraced literature, theater, music and electronic design. My grandfathers had creative professions in textiles and printmaking. When an eight year old longs to play the piano like Fats Waller or build an illuminated diorama for a school book report, you can't help but think that the passion for artistic expression will only intensify as the years go by. Indeed, my adult life has flourished in the arts.
I was the owner-operator of Gallery Neptune from 2003-2010, showcasing regional art from the mid-Atlantic and the owner-operator of Studio Neptune from 1990-2017, a fine art program for children ages 6-15, both located in downtown Bethesda, Maryland. I have been exhibiting in the DC area and selling my art to collectors since 1976, receiving four Individual Artist grants from The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the most recent award for FY2018. Between 1995 and 2000 I was selected to create ten individual murals in public schools through the Artists in Education program for the state of Maryland. My work includes numerous gallery exhibits and commercially commissioned projects. For the latest project information click here.
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