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.
I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.