I work from direct observation of the motif whether it is a still life, landscape or the figure. My work has been selected into 25 national juried art competitions by renowned painters such as William Bailey, Paul Resika, Lois Dodd, Ruth Miller, Bernard Chaet, Barbara Grossman, Stanley Lewis, Henry Finkelstein, Gregory Amenoff, April Gornik, Faith Ringgold and NY gallery owners Larry Salander and Lori Bookstein. My 2012 exhibits were held at The Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio and Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana. My painting was selected by Lance Esplund, art critic for The Wall Street Journal, for The 2012 Bowery Gallery National Juried Show held at the Bowery Gallery, NYC. My 2011 solo exhibition was in The Pearlman Gallery at The Art Academy of Cincinnati in Ohio. Juried group shows for 2011 were held at The First Street Gallery and the Prince Street Gallery both in NYC.