Education & Awards


Philadelphia Highschool for Creative and Performing Arts
Class of 1980, studied under Phillip Corey
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Class of 1984; Major: painting
Directed study in 1981 and 1984, the Eindhoven, Holland with painter Cees Le Mair

Awards and Academic Honors

  • 2023, First Place for “Refuge in the Closet”, Childhood Memories, Mills Pond Gallery
  • 2021, Juror’s Award, 78th Annual Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts
  • 2019, Honorable Mention for “Irises”; Philadelphia Sketch Club, Art of the Flower 2019
  • 2016, Honorable Mention for “Two Thai Dancers”; Philadelphia Sketch Club, 4th Annual Large Format Art Show
  • 2016, Juror Prize for “Injured Bird”; Cheltenham Art Center, 73rd Annual Painting Show
  • 2016, First Prize/ Best in Show for “Dahlia #1” in “Art of the Flower,” The Philadelphia Sketch Club
  • 2015, 72nd Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts. Winner of the Marline and Ed Block Memorial Award
  • 2014, First Prize for “Danielle and Fred” in “Portraits at Plastic,” The Plastic Club, Philadelphia
  • 2013, First Place Award, Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Philadelphia
  • 2013, Cheltenham Center for the Arts. Winner of the top award for “Summer Morning,” 70th Annual Painting Show
  • 2009, The Best in Show Award, The Wallingford Community Art Center, “In Person” exhibition
  • 2008, The Rich Montgomery Hero of Peace Award for Portraiture in Lost Dreams on Canvas Program
  • 2008, Cultural Exchange Award, 66th Annual Awards Show, Cheltenham Arts Center
  • 2008, Juror’s Choice Award, “Through the Artists Eyes,” Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists
  • 2008, The Golden Beret for Best in Show, Diversity in the Community, St. John’s Lutheran Church
  • 2008, The Bernice and Stan Oswald Prize, Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists, Conshohocken, PA 2008
  • 2007, Royalty Press Award, Main Line Art Center Members Exhibition, Haverford PA
  • 2006, Honorable Mention, Norriton Art Center
  • 2005, Delaware Valley Artists’Guild Award of Excellence
  • 1996, Artist Showcase Award Winner, Manhattan Arts International, Summer 1996 issue
  • 1984, Honorable mention in Portraiture, PA Academy of Fine Arts Annual student Competition
  • 1981, First Prize in painting, Lansdale Art Center, Lansdale, PA
  • 1982-84 Three Year Scholarship, PA Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1980, Governor’s Award, National Competition, PA State Capitol, Harrisburg, Pa
  • 1980, Mayor’s Scholarship Award, Citywide Competition, Philadelphia, PA