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I am an award-winning artist known for my expressive and moody narratives.  
I've worked as a graphic designer and medical illustrator, and am the creator of the “Withdrawal Method” contraceptive icon used globally by the World Health Organization. 
I taught drawing classes for nine years at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and for three years at the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.  

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Clients:  

The NatGeo Channel (“Doomsday Castle” reality TV show), The World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins University, UNICEF, The Source Weekly, Mystery Review Magazine, Graphic Classics Publishing, Potpourri Magazine of the Literary Arts, IMPACT Press Magazine, Prairie Journal Trust Magazine.  

 

Awards & Exhibitions:

Art Alliance of Monmouth 32nd Annual Exhibition

Art Buzz, The Book:  First Place, pastels category

Parallax AF New York Juried Exhibition

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Annual Faculty Exhibition

Towson Arts Collective Juried Exhibition

Maryland Institute College of Art Annual Alumni Exhibition

Maryland Institute College of Art Inaugural Health Center Exhibition

Goodfellas Gallery and Restaurant Opening Exhibition, First Place

Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market Award Nominee (Prairie Journal Trust Magazine)

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