I am a Hagerstown resident and graduated from Smithsburg High School in 1995 and then received my B.F.A. in Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland in 1999.
I have had several shows in such galleries as Washington County Arts Council in Hagerstown, MD, The Artist Gallery in Frederick, MD, Art Whino in National Harbour, MD, Gallery Hanahou in NYC in 2009 & 2010, I have also shown works in Cumberland, MD as well as Chambersburg, PA.
I have been featured in "Stuffed" Magazine- issues: winter 2010, summer 2010, and winter 2011, "Art Doll" magazine summer 2011, as well as featured in "Hagerstown Magazine" in the July/August 2008 issue - article entitled "Portrait of the Artist".
My creations are sold at such locations as WCAC in Hagerstown Md, Carrol County Arts Council in Westminster Md, and the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick Md. I currently work out of my studio, Pieces Of Eight, at 132 Wayside Ave in Hagerstown Md.
I am inspired by children. I love to see their smiles when they receive a new toy, or when they seek comfort in a special toy friend. It is great satisfaction to see a child understand what I've made and decide to accept it into their life. I still am a sucker for a new little friend myself, sometimes it is very hard to let go of what I've made but seeing someone else like it makes a whole lot easier.
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is also provided by Washington County Government and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.
The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.