RESUME

PROFILE
Professional Fine Artist and Painter with 40 years of experience and a broad repertory of portraits, landscapes, large murals in public places and private homes, outside facades, restaurant interiors, and decorative arts. Diverse professional experience in fine arts instruction, marketing, interior design, and museums display. Professional classic oil Portrait painter, photographer with keen knowledge of Illustrator and Adobe CS4

EDUCATION
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Providence, RI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Printmaking (1981)

POST-GRADUATE STUDIES
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, Kensington Gore, London, UK.
Contemporary Painting and Design Workshop (Fall 1985)

SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, Skowhegan, ME.
Advanced class (fresco finishes), John Chamberlain, Louisa Chase, Eric Fischl (Summer 1985)

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN-CONTINUING EDUCATION.
Intaglio, Perspective Drawing, and Graphic Design (1982)
SPECIALIZATIONS
Painting, Life Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Digital Art, Digital Printing PhotoShop CS4

REPRESENTATION
NOHO M55 GALLERY, 530 West 25th Str., New York, NY, 10001.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
PORTRAIT STUDIO, 49 Glen Head Road, Glen Head, NY (2006-2010)
VIRGINIA DESIGNS, 45 Glen Head Road, Glen Head, NY (1990-2006)
VIRGINIA DESIGN STUDIO, 285 West Broadway, New York, NY (1987-1990)

Graphic and Fine Artist
Established and manage a fine arts company providing fine, decorative, and digital arts services to commercial, residential and professional clients in the metropolitan NY region.
Specialize in oil portraits, landscapes, murals, and digital art on private commissions
Utilize strong creative design skills combined with technical knowledge, analysis of clients’ chosen setting, quality of work and resourcefulness
Repertory: plein air landscape painting with mixed media, photography and digital printing

MOCCA DESIGNS, New York, NY
Fine Artist, Italian silkscreen wallpapers, Trompe L’oeil finishes, marbleizing (1986-1987)

BARLOW DESIGNS, DUCKS UNLIMITED, DAVOL MARKETING
Fine Artist/Product Designer (1979-1984) Produced fine arts products for national catalog.

SHOWS/PUBLIC ART

2012
Moments of Being, Noho-M55 Galley, NY, NY, Dec.19th_Jan 9th, 2012-13
Urban Environment, Cakewalk Gallery, Baltimore, MD Dec.9th-Jan.8th 2012
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Cakewalk Gallery, Baltimore, MD Oct. 2012
Artist Choice, River Arts, Oct. 19th-Nov.15th, Damariscotta, ME, Oct.19th-Nov.15th 2012
Maine Icons, Islesboro Historical Society, August 17th-22nd, Islesboro, ME, 2012
Matters of the heArt, Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island, June 1st , Plainview, NY, 2012
Island Heritage, Islesboro Historical Society, July 13th-18th, Islesboro, ME, 2012
Long Island Biennial, Heckscher Museum of Art, April 28-August12, Huntington, NY 2012
Studio of the Absurd: Good Bye Amsterdam, Seven NY Contemporary Artists, Curate by
Virginia Pierrepont, M55 Gallery, Long Island City, NY, April-May, 2012
Sojourn, Paintings on canvas and paper, Ariel Fine Art, Locust Valley, NY, 2012
M55 Amory Week, Group Show, Long Island City, NY, March 2012

2011
Sagamore Hill Plein Air Competition and Exhibition, Oyster Bay Historical Society, Oyster Bay, NY
Near and Far, Photography Show, Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro, ME
MFA Juried Exhibition: Curator Susanne Coffey, First Street Gallery, Chelsea, NY
Island Heritage; A Local Scene, Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro, ME
Labapalooza, Cold Spring Harbor Lab, CH, NY
LI Artists Exhibit, Society for Preservation Long Island Antiquities, CH, NY

2009
The Race is on, Restoration of Mackay Horses, Roslyn Historic Preservation Show, Glen Head, NY
Landscape Details: Recent Paintings, Islesboro Historical Society, Isleboro, ME.
Contemporary Paintings, Dana Hall Alumni Exhibition, Dana Hall Gallery, Wellesley, MA.
A Haunting Effect, Stroboscopic Photography, Cornwall library, Cornwall, CT, October
Seasons; A Passage in Time, Photography, Northern Exposure Gallery, West Cornwall, CT

2008
Town and Country, photography, Northern Exposure Gallery, West Cornwall, CT., May
Five Spirits in Town, watercolor, collage, pastel, Locust Valley Library, LV, NY
Show Four a Show, collage, pastel, Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT
Maiden Voyage, Member Show, drawings, Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT

2007
Circle of Friends Show, portraiture and oil landscapes, CW Post, Hutchins Gallery
Magic Garden, photography, Northern Exposure Gallery, Kent, CT
Artists invite Artists, Point O Woods Art Association, Far Island, NY
Journalistic Photography & Film, Salón y Coloquio Internationale de Arte Digital, Centro

2005
Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brav, Havana, Cuba

2004
Captured Spaces, Locust Valley Library, Locust Valley, NY

2003
Group Portrait Show, Dolan Gallery, Friends Academy, Locust Valley, NY

2002
Natural Landscapes, “Impressions in Color,” Bookmark Café, Oyster Bay, NY

1994
Human Origins of Man, 4 paintings, acrylic on canvas, 72″ x 144″ ea.
Peabody Museum of Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Vineyard and Wine Cellar, 2 paintings, oil on canvas, 120″ x 120″ each.
Chesapeake Power Transport, Inc., Stevensville, MD

1988
The Koehli Lodge, Lanai, Hawaii for Josi Meskin Assoc. & David Murdock; glazing and stenciling a 3,000 sf Hawaiian Native fabric texture design in the Great Hall

1987
Home Styles and Trends Show House, for Martha Stewart, New Canaan, CT. March-April

1986
The Southampton Showhouse, for Bret Beldock Design & Chuck Scarborough; Trompe L’oeil pickled white pine boards glazing, faux game room, 1,000 sf

PUBLIC ART

Nevelson in Experimental Painting, Installation No. 4, oil on wood, 85″ x 48″,
Collection Vera Sharav, West End Avenue, New York City (1986)
Surrealism in Magritte. Permanent Installation No. 3, acrylic on plaster, 97″ x 52″.
Collection Edith Sanders, York Avenue, New York City (1986)
Four Rhode Island Artists, America’s Cup Exhibition Center, Newport, RI (1983)
Recent Lithographs, The South County Annual Art Show, Kingston, RI (1983)
Annual Juried Painting Show and Art Association, Provincetown, MA (1982)
Caribbean Landscape, Permanent Installation No. 2, Trompe L’oeil oil on plaster, 33’ x 6’.
Government House, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (1980)
Six Historic Views of Fall River, acrylic on canvas mural, 54’ x 6’.
Henry Lord Middle School, Fall River, MA (1979)
Ferrari Mondial, Permanent Installation No. 1, acrylic on plaster, 10’ x 6’.
Collection Mrs. C. Johnson, Cranston, RI (1978)
Sporty Gift Product Designs. Pen, ink and gouache.
Klitzner Industries, Providence, RI (1979)

PUBLICATIONS
Great Halls of the Top 500 Resorts, Veronica Rocker, glazing, stenciling, Trompe L’oeil murals in the Koehle Lodge, Lanai, Hawaii. (2004)

Floorworks and Wallworks, Akiko Bush, Trompe L’oeil rugs and murals in public/private spaces. (1988)

Home Style & Trends Show House for Martha Stewart, Trompe L’oeil, glazing and stencilin foyer, in collaboration with Ladies Home Journal (1987)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN MUSEUM, Providence, RI.
Children’s Workshop Leader (1979-1981)

FEDERAL HILL HOUSE ASSOCIATION, Providence, RI.
Art Therapist (1979-1981)
HENRY LORD MIDDLE SCHOOL PROJECT, Barrington, RI.
Art Instructor (1979)

GRANT/RESIDENCY/WORKSHOP
NYSS ABORE VITEA, 2 week painting marathon with Graham Nickson, OWG, NY (June 2010
VERMONT STUDIO CENTER, 4-week painting residency in Johnson, VT. (April , Sept.,2010)
BUNNY HARVEY FOUNDATION, 2 week Studio in Venice, Italy. Paint watercolors and oils of architecture along the Grand Canal. (September 2006)


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