I am a happily retired model maker and 3D Studio manager for the Smithsonian Exhibits. I had a 35 year career making the three dimensional elements of dioramas and exhibits for many of the Smithsonian museums and facilities, including life sized touchable models of a sea lion and her baby on display at the Zoo and sculpting two of the four running carriage horses in the National Postal Museum.
I am an artist living near the beautiful Chesapeake bay in South Anne Arundel County. I like to paint with oil paint because it allows for the back and forth, removal or addition of color and textures. I have been most drawn to human subjects and portraits, especially when they convey tenderness or emotion, although lately I have been exploring cloudscapes and more off the wall subjects just for fun.
I also like to work with clay and wax to sculpt busts and figures. Now that I have good studio space at the SoCoArts Lab, I expect to be tackling the molding and casting of some of those sculptures.
I look forward to being able to teach basic drawing classes and basic sculpting classes when we are allowed to have people in person inside the Lab.