Early education in California, and Papua New Guinea 1971
Dun Laoghaire College of Art, Republic of Ireland, 1976
Eighteen years ago I settled in Maryland and began a career
as a decorative painter. During the past several years I
have had the good fortune to be able to focus on privately
commissioned paintings, portraits, and murals. In my commercial
work I paint in many styles and replicate different periods
of art, depending on what the interior designer and or client
wants. This has given me a great opportunity to explore
and combine many genres of art and design, creating a new
and fresh look.
Mr. and Mrs. Buzz McCormick, retired CEO of McCormick Spice
Company, Baltimore, Maryland. Five murals in three of their
homes. Dates: 1988, 1992, and 1999.
Peggy Rankin, Editor in Chief of Luxury Homes magazine.
Two murals in her residence in Baltimore, Maryland. Date:
Chris Merritt, internationally known opera singer. Two
murals in his residence in Baltimore, Maryland. Date: 1987.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swam, retired CEO of Amana Corporation.
Two murals in their residence in Chestertown, Maryland.
Dr. & Mrs. Miller. Dean CEO, Johns Hopkins School of
Decorative art throughout their house. Date 1999 - 2003
“Polly Hesterberg”. Oil portrait (32”
x 42”) of a Nursing innovator, The Johns Hopkins Hospital,
Baltimore, Maryland. Hung in conference room of Children’s
Medical and Surgical Center. Date: 1999.
“Carl Jones”. Oil portrait (28” x 35”)
of Art Director at Disney Studios, Los Angeles, California.
“ T ”. Oil portrait (18” x 23”)
of Taya Graham. Date: 1992.
“Contemplating Woman”. Oil portrait (20”
x 30”) of nude. Commissioned by Patricia Zeller of
Baltimore, Maryland. Date: 1997.
“The Dawn”. Oil painting (6 feet x 12 feet)
commissioned by The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Theme: Work site of the construction of The Johns Hopkins
University Medical School’s new Oncology Research
Building, with old hospital in background. Date: 1999.
“The Burden”. Oil painting (4 feet x 6 feet),
commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. John Fox of Baltimore, Maryland.
Theme: Gothic-styled scene of industrial city and its’
burden on mankind.
My work appears in the following publications:
America’s Painted Ladies: The Ultimate Celebration
of Our Victorians, New York:
Dutton Studio Books, 1992 (also published by Viking Studio
Books, 1994). On some of
the elegant Victorian houses in the United States. Includes
murals painted for Mr. and
Mrs. George Daniels of Mobile, Alabama.
September/October, 1993 issue of Style magazine.
May/June, 1995 issue of Luxury Homes magazine.
October 6, 1996 issue of Today in Sunday edition of The
Baltimore Sun newspaper.
April 20, 1997 issue of Home Design in Sunday edition of
The Baltimore Sun newspaper.
Some Designers I Have Worked With
Russell Slouck of Flower Masters and Gatehouse Interiors.
Eileen Brown of EB Designs LLC. Owings Mills, Maryland
Barbara Garbowit of Trend Setters. Boca Raton, Florida
Susan Sunderland of Sunderland Interiors. Pikesville, Maryland
Stanley Kroiz of Studio House Interiors. Pikesville, Maryland
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