Presently working as commercial life portrait artist in charcoal since 2010 and more recently, in pastel. Owner, Your Portrait in Charcoal. These performance art portraits are produced hand-drawn from life, sittings last for 20-30 minutes. Studio portraits in pastel are derived from a combination of photography and the live charcoal drawing.
Credentials and contributions to the arts: Academic minor in studio arts and design, Ohio State University (1969-70), University of Iowa (2000-01); fine art photographer 1982-1988, member and frequent exhibitor The Art League, Alexandria, Va., key image "Cathedral Light," Women Photographers in America, 1985, L.A. Museum of Art. Founder, Foto-Galerie, Chincoteaque Island and Richmond, Va., dealer in photography 1988-1991. Author, "Photographer's Rights: Case for Sufficient Originality Test in Copyright Law," John Marshall Law Rev., Fall 1996. Teacher, "My Mondrian" arts workshop designed for nursing home students, 2010.
Available for commissioned work in pastel painting for portraiture, architecture and landscape of homes, animal portraits.