"I love a different approach to portraiture! The circular pose of the sleeping sisters with their plush pups looking at the viewer gives new meaning to 'Best Portrait'. There is nothing stiff or isolating in this painting, but engaging, often hard to achieve with portrait painting." Juror Nancie King Mertz
• Best Portrait Polly Mitchell Memorial Award, Certificate of Excellence from Holbein Art Materials, & Portrait Award from Jerry's Artarama Delaware.
19.5in x 20.5in framed, private collection
Chesapeake Arts Center March 7, 2022 - April 28, 2022
Her Ideas, Her Stories: Women Artists
Hal Gomer Gallery
Art Reception is Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 2:00 - 4pm
The Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD
"River Dance" dramatically expresses a lily’s journey from emerging bud to bursting bloom by the intertwining conversations and silence of neighboring flowers. In 2018, “River Dance” was chosen out of hundreds of artwork to be reproduced and displayed as a rotating gallery at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Maryland First Lady, Yumi Hogan, chaired the jury selection of the various artworks for the gallery. I was thrilled and honored to represent our state.
"River Dance" pictured here was reproduced as an enlarged 8 foot square fabric print. Located in Gallery D behind security, between the D and E terminals and is now on permanent collection at BWI Airport.
(original artwork pastel painting 39" x 89")
International Association of Plastics
Airport mural for Concourse Art Gallery
Benfield Elementary Collaboration
The Capital Gazette
Vycom Case Study
Pediatric Imagery Center
Severna Park Voice
The Capital Gazette
Maryland Pastel Society's National Juried Exhibition "Shades of Pastel"
"I love a different approach to portraiture!" said juror Nancie King Mertz, "the circular pose of the sleeping sisters with their plush pups looking at the viewer gives new meaning to 'Best Portrait'. There is nothing stiff or isolating in this painting, but engaging, often hard to achieve with portrait painting."
"I am delighted to have selected your art for our online exhibit "The Spirit of Resilience" and have given you an Award of Excellence presented by The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS" Renee Phillips, Curator & Director
Maryland Pastel Society National show "Symphony in Color" Merit Award
Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade poster
Pastel Journal year's best 100 honorable mention award for Gayle Mangan Kassal's floral pastel "A Moment in Time"