So this is interesting:
Unleashed by Petco used this picture of my dog without permission and did not list me as the photographer. Essentially they took the photo and splashed it in their Twitter, Instagram, and home page under the article "These 7 Dogs Are Loving New York Fashion Week". Although they have now reached out to me to ask for permission to continue to use the image, the discovery that they were initially using my photo as theirs is an outrageous and blatent disregard for artist's rights.
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I take modern portraits of people and pets.
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ALSO: NOW SELLING WORK ON SMUGMUG!
Now you can purchase prints (including giclee and metal styles) as well as have my photos printed on merchandise such as mugs and t-shirts!
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My Mixed Media Art
Currently, I am taking photographs and manipulating them into mixed media pieces- and I'm taking a break from canvas paintings unless I am commissioned. I feel another evolution on its way and will return to larger acrylic works soon. I've also been experimenting with encaustic wax and embossing powder to build texture.
Art Exhibitions and Commissions
*We Tweet Art V3 group show*ART DC Gallery: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781 1/11/15-2/8/15
_ARTOMATIC TAKES FLIGHT "Counterpart": 20"x24" 7/25/2014-1/2/2015 Reagan National Airport, Terminal A
Pancakes and Booze JULY 24, 2014 Penn Social 801 E Street NW
Magnetism group show- June 1-June 29, 2014 ART DC Gallery: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Public Reception June 7, 7-10pm
16x16 group show- May 10-May 31, 2014*
ART DC Gallery: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Sting April 5- May 31, 2014- 23 piece solo exhibition, JHU Montgomery County campus- Atrium Gallery 9601 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD
Artomatic Frederick, MD Sept 4-Oct 5, 2013 26 piece exhibition as part of a group show
Artomatic Crystal City- Alexandria, VA May 18- June 23, 2012. 40 piece exhibition, as part of 1300 artist show.
Bedrock Adams Morgan, DC September 2010- February 2012. 17 piece solo exhibition
Ronald Reagan National Airport Historic Terminal A. May-June 2011. Ego, 2010
Piola 1550 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA December- February 2011, 26 piece solo exhibition
Planet Connections Festival, 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette St NY, NY- June 1- June 27, 2010-3 piece group exhibition
"Casa De Canvas" Columbia Heights Salon Series, Washington DC- May, 2010- 6 piece group exhibition
Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD- May, 2010- 10 piece exhibition
Fairlington Community Center, Arlington, VA-January- February 2010
Gallery 788, December 2009, Baltimore, MD- 13 piece exhibition.
Artomatic, May 2009- July 2009, Washington, DC. 16 piece exhibition.
Dejabel Cafe, November 2008, Silver Spring Maryland.
Group exhibition 15 pieces.
Kramerbooks, May 2004, Washington, DC-
Twelve piece solo exhibition
Port City Java, November 2003, Baltimore, Maryland- Twelve piece solo exhibition
Center Stage Theatre, May 2002, New York, New York- Nine piece solo exhibition
Malealea Lodge, 1999, Malealea, Lesotho- Four panel mural on side of barn approximately sixty feet in length, acrylic.
Short North Tavern, April, 1998, January, November 1997Columbus, Ohio- Three six piece solo exhibitions.
Vault 328/ Purgatory, October, 1996, Akron, Ohio- 10' x 10' mural.
After receiving a scholarship to attend the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio, I was awarded a BFA in Painting and Art Therapy in 1996. Since then I have had many commissions and solo exhibitions in the US. While serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho, Southern Africa , I created a sixty foot mural permanently displayed at a major tourist center.
In 2007, I started an organization called Art/Engage LLC which provides art appreciation programs for adults with cognitive disabilities, especially seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Currently, my contractors and I work in group homes in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The website is www.artengage.org. Outside of work, I paint commissions upon request.