Oscar in the Studio
Oscar followed me home from a class one rainy night in Baltimore. He had some sort of puppy virus and I nursed him back to health. The disease left his head cocked his entire life. He was a loyal studio buddy for 16 years!
After graduating from The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore I moved to Washington and found studio space.
The Atlas Building, an old office in the heart of Washington, DC at 9th and F Streets was only $100 a month. The dilapidated structure had adult stores on the ground floor ,and low rent artists studios upstairs. (The building is now the International Spy Museum.)
Open Studio woodblock print invitation for open studio at the Atlas.
An early variation of the theme. Oil on board painting from a Paris hotel window.
Shooting on 9th Street
One night, upon exiting the Atlas Building, police shot a person leaving the liquor store across the street.
This is a large oil painting that was exhibited and donated to Zacchaeus Community Kitchen, six blocks from the White House that served 500 people daily. This was the one of my first public showings and one I'm most proud of. Click on image for additional information on the Community for Creative Non-Violence, the sponsoring organization.
A sampling of selected press and artist's bio.