Dumbarton Oaks

I am a landscape architect and watercolorist. For over 20 years, I have painted in Washington DC., exhibited in group shows at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va. and Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, Md.

Capturing light falling upon the landscape, on buildings and people interests me. I love color as well because it gives emotion and more complexity to a painting.

Growing up in Arizona, I was intrigued by the way light falls on the landscape. In that sun drenched land, light bounces everywhere playing delightful patterns on walls and floors. In Washington, DC light is more diffused but I still am drawn to the drama of late afternoon light, sharp, clear and highlighting whatever it touches.

When light falls on the landscapes or people, it can be viewed as a metaphor for enlightenment or insight and understanding. These are qualities that I strive to achieve in life.