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"Listening to The Grateful Dead"  
18 x 24"
Pastel  
Prints available
Accepted into the Pastel Society of America's international Enduring Brilliance  2017 show.
Accepted into the International Guild of Realism's 13th annual juried show, 2018
"Listening to Vivaldi"
18" x 24"
pastel

"Listening to Maynard Ferguson"
16 x 20"
Pastel  
Award of honorable mention at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center 2016 Juried exhibition
Second place award at the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society, 2017
Accepted into the Pastel Society of America's Enduring Brilliance show, 2018
"Listening to David Bowie"
16 x 20" pastel 
Best of Show at IAPS 3rd annual judged exhibition
Accepted into the show, "Artists who Teach" at the Charles Taylor Art Center, 2020
Emily
"Listening to Aaron Copland""  
8 x 10, Pastel  
Accepted into the Miniatures show at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center 2016
Accepted into the Miniatures show with MAPS 2017

"Listening to Mozart" 
11 x 14"
Pastel 
Winner of the French Canvas award at the 44th  Annual Pastel Society of America Juried Exhibition
First place in pastel at the Momma Juried Art Competition, 2016
Juried into the IAPS 33rd web show, 2018
Published in "Strokes of Genious 10"2018
​When creating pieces for the "Listening" series, I listen to the music that has the most impact on my life and then draw what I feel. Creating the figure immersed with a decorative patterned background represents the spirit becoming submerged in the phenomenon of music. The mingling of photo-realism with decorative symbolic elements plunges the viewer into a deeper state of consciousness. My intention is to first seduce the viewer with technique, then catch them unaware by the story of the piece, which is autobiographical in nature. The viewer is then thrust into a mysterious narrative in which there is significant information, but not quite enough clues to finish the story.
"Listening to Amazing Grace"
11 x 14", pastel   
Winner of honorable mention at Hampton Art League Members Show 2017

"Listening to John Lennon"  
18 x 18". Pastel  
Honorable Mention at Cross Roads Art Center's all Media show, fall 2017




"Listening to Toccata by Widor"
16 x 20" pastel 
​Best of Drawing at Charles Taylor Art Center, 2018
"Listening to Brahms" 
8 x 10, pastel   
Accepted into the Miniatures show at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center 2016
Accepted into the Miniatures show at MAPS 2017

"Listening to Funk" 
8 x 10, pastel   

Accepted into the Miniatures show at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center 2017



"The Figure and Music"
"Listening to "Chopin
18 x 24"
Pastel