Tyler School of Art, BFA, Teaching Certification, 1980
Advertising major, photography minor
Moore College of Art, Continued education, 1997-98
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (PAFA), Master classes
Drawing and painting my entire life, after graduating with a BFA from Tyler I became an award-winning creative director in the world of advertising. As a professor at Temple University, I brought my knowledge and experience teaching junior and senior level art direction classes. Becoming an award-winning painter, I also dedicate my time to Gabrielle’s Arts Scholarship.
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF GABRIELLE’S ARTS SCHOLARSHIP (GSCAS)
Finding one’s passion in life is a gift and meant to be shared; hence the formation of this organization in memory of a lovely young woman. The mission: “Helping youth express themselves through the arts.” Twenty-five discount of the sales of my paintings will be donated to Gabrielle’s Arts Scholarship.
PAINTING AWARDS and SHOWS
2012 Board of Directors Award – Wayne Art Center – Juror: David Lussier, PCA
2015 Juror Award – Wayne Art Center – Juror: Roger Chavez, PAFA
2019 Juror Award – Regional Award Show: NY, DC, MD, PA, NJ – Wayne Art Center – Juror: Stuart Shils, PAFA
2017 Solo Gallery Show – Bazemore Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2019 Solo Gallery Show – Soma Gallery, Cape May, NJ
2020 Solo Gallery Show – Soma Gallery, Cape May, NJ
2021 Solo Gallery Show - Soma Gallery, Cape May, NJ
I have been juried into and show at Cerulean Gallery, Bazemore Gallery, Soma Gallery, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Yellow Springs, Wayne Art Center, Gallery at Devon. My paintings are in many private collections throughout the U.S.A and Europe.