Watercolor + acrylic paintings

Why I start or stop a theme is often mysterious to me and often ideas go on much longer than I expect them to, as I vary color, value and medium. Right now I am developing the Yosemite series in acrylic, gouache, watercolor and white line woodcut and, from time to time, I return to the Microscope and 36 Flower series because I see a microscope or flower that is irresistible.

The paintings you see here are selections from my overall work.  Most are available for sale as originals or as giclees, archival quality prints.  Please send an email if you’d like to inquire about a painting.

Yosemite and the west

[under construction]

36 flowers

Your favorite flower might not be here, but it could be!  I paint this ongoing series in acrylic and latex house paint on hardboard.  Each painting measures 20 x 16 inches.

Historic microscopes

Bases on my drawings of historical microscopes in the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C. Painted on Yupo, a plastic surface, using watercolor paint: the water flows randomly and dries slowly.  These microscopes had a show at the museum as well as at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD and the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.

Watercolor still life and landscapes

A selection of paintings of all sizes, from sketchbook size to 22 x 30 inches in watercolor and gouache on paper and Yupo.

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I paint, teach, and write just outside of Washington, D.C. in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. As a painter, I work in acrylics and watercolor. I’m in the middle of painting a series of historical microsopes and won an arts residency at Yosemite National Park last summer. As a visiting artist, I work with classroom teachers to bring art into schools, and with hospitals to bring arts to their patients and staff.