• Maryland Institute, College of Art, 1977 Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude
  • Egeli Studio, Annapolis MD - study under Cedric Egeli, 1978- 2001
  • Cape School of Art, Provincetown, MA - study under Henry Hensche, 1982-1991                       

Artist in Residence

  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau Wisconsin “American Impressionism: Tracing the Lineage” - Resident lecturer in conjunction with “River and Light: Masterworks of Pennsylvania Impressionism.. March 7-14, 2004
  • Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD Artist in Residence:  1983-2004
  • L’Mahelbriere Studio, Normandy, France 5 week residency, produced landscape paintings and taught Impressionist workshop - 1995

National Juried Exhibitions

  • The American Impressionist Society, William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes Station California - 2001
  • The American Impressionist Society, Naples, Fl - 1999 winner, Award of Merit

Regional Juried Exhibitions

  • The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Image and Imagination  - 2008
  • The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Anne Arundel County juried exhibition - 2006         

Invitational Group Shows

  • 9th Annual Realism Invitational, VandeGriff/Marr Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico - 2002
  • Shades of Winter, Paintings from MPT’s Outdoors Maryland, AIR Gallery, MD Hall for the Creative Arts
  • Faculty Group Show, The Cardinal Gallery, MD Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD - 2002
  • Henry Hensche and the Legacy, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA - 1998
  • Annapolis Impressionists, The Influence of Henry Hensche at Maryland Hall, The Cardinal Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD - 1997
  • Three Emerging Realists, Shirlington Artist’s Guild, Shirlington, VA - 1996
  • The Contemporary Portrait, Life of Maryland Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1996
  • Art 92, The Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Baltimore, MD - 1992
  • Views and Vistas, British Petroleum Washington Corporate Headquarters, Washington, D.C. - 1992
  • The Art of the Dance, Life of Maryland Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1991
    American Society of Impressionist Painters, The Galleries at Quiet Waters Annapolis, MD - 1991
  • The Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County sponsored exhibit for National Arts Week, The Arundel Center, 1990
  • American Society of Impressionist Painters, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD - 1990
  • Annual Anniversary Show, The Troika Gallery, Easton, MD - 1997-2002
  • The Maryland Society of Portrait  Painters, Annual Group Show - 1990 - 2000

Regional Juried Exhibition

  • Portraits of Children, The Cardinal Gallery, MHCA, Annaplis, MD - 1998           

One Man Shows

  • Edgartown Art Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard - August, 2005
  • McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD 1983, ‘84, ‘85, ‘87, ‘89, ‘91, ‘93, ‘95, ‘97, ‘99,‘02
  • Bendann Art Galleries, Baltimore, MD 1990, 1996


  • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD - Portraits of Vice Admiral & Mrs. Bryant, Alumni Hall
  • V.I.P. RoomFederal Reserve Bank, Baltimore MD - “Annapolis Sunrise”
  • Lockheed Martin, Rockville, MD - “Autumn Shadows”
  • First Bank of Birmingham, Birmingham AL - “Fog on Spa Creek”
  • Armando Papi Collection, New Orleans, LA

            Jack Richeson Silver Brush Award, for best Figure Painting, awarded by Editor in Chief of             American Artist Magazine at Paint Annapolis 2004, Annapolis, MD
            The inaugural Annie Award for Visual Arts, 2000 from the Cultural Arts Foundation of
            Anne Arundel County
            American Impressionist Society, Award of Merit, 1999 first annual Juried Members’
            Exhibition, Naples, FL


  • Workshops Magazine, Special edition of American Artist Magazine, Painting and Mixing Color , 2006, written by Stephen Doherty
  • American Artist Magazine,  “Painting Impressionist Portraits” by Stephen Doherty, February, 2005
  • Hensche Remembrance, written essay from the catalogue to the exhibit, Henry Hensche and the Legacy, published by the Provincetown Art Association and Museum 1998, Provincetown, MA
  • The Artist’s Magazine, November 1997.  Wrote and illustrated the article, Paint mpressionist Portraits
  • Capturing Radiant Color in Oils, by Susan Sarback, 1994, North Light Books. 10 paintings reproduced in color to illustrate the text
  • Mastering Light and Color by Susan Sarback, The Artists’ Magazine,1992.             
    Featured artist, including full page color portrait
  • The Artist on Beauty, Annapolis Voice, 1992.  Essay
  • Artists of the Mid-Atlantic, Mountain Publicatioins, 1991.  Biography and 5 paintings

Television and Radio

  • Maryland Public Television, Shades of Winter, segment on Outdoors Maryland, 2002       
  • Features John and 4 students painting snow-scapes at Deep Creek Lake, MD
  • Maryland Public Television, Artworks This Week, 2002.  Interview segment with Rhea Fichin
  • Capital Conversations, syndicated AM radio show.  Interview with John Tegler

Professional Organizations

  • Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, Founder, 2002
  • American Impressionist Society, 1998-2005

Maryland Society of Portrait Painters, 1987- 2006
Teaching History

  • Ebersberger Impressionist Workshops, Annapolis, MD, The Figure and Portrait in outdoor light, 2004-2008
  • Echo Hill Outdoor School, Kent County, MD, Series of outdoor landscape painting workshops, 2004
  • Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD, Instructor:  Impressionism, 1984-current;  Portrait Drawing, 1986-current; Figure Drawing, 1995-current; Drawing Fundamentals, 1984-1986
  • Figure in Landscape Summer Workshop, 1990-current
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, Impressionist workshops, 1985-2002
  • Working Artists Forum, The Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD, Impressionist demonstration painting and lecture, 2002
  • Calvert Artists Guild, Lusby, MD, Impressionism Workshop, 2001
  • North Carolina Art Center, Calabash, N.C., Impressionism Workshop, 1997
  • La Mahelbiere, Normandy, France, Impressionism Workshop, 5 week residency, 1996
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, “Forms in Space”, Lecture on cartoon art, 1988

Juror, Lecturer

  • Millennial Trail Legacy Project, Anne Arundel County, MD, Juror for selection of sculpture on the B&A Trail, 2001
  • MFA, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis and Baltimore, MD, Juror, lecturer:  MFA Small Works Exhibition, 2000
  • Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Gallery at St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, Lecturer:  Sunlight and Shadow:  American Impressionism, 1885-1945
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society
  • Juror:  Annual exhibit at The Gallery at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD, 1999
  • Mill River Gallery I, Historic Oelia Mill, Ellicott City, MD, Juror:  First Annual Mill River Gallery Regional Juried Exhibition, The American Landscape, 1998
  • Howard County Cultural Arts Commission, Silver Spring, MD, Landscape painting workshop and demonstration, 1996
  • Monte Pilier Art Center, Bowie, MD - Lecture and painting demonstration, 1996
  • Calvert Artists Guild, Calvert County, MD - Juror and lecturer, 1995
  • Goddard Space Center Art Association, Greenbelt, MD - Lecturer 1993
  • Edgewater Senior Center, Edgewater, MD - Juror and lecturer, 1994
  • Annapolis Art Walk, Annapolis, MD - Portrait Demonstration and lecture
  • Stephensville Art Association, Stephensville, MD Juror, 1991

Gallery affiliations

  • Egeli Gallery. Provincetown, MA 2007-present
  • The Edgartown Art Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA 2004-present
  • McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD 1983-2002
  • Bendann Galleries, Redwood St., Baltimore MD 1985-2001
  • The Troika Gallery, Easton, MD 1998-2002
  • Del Mar Gallery, Del Mar, CA; La Jolla, CA 1997
  • Wohlfarth Galleries, Washington, D.C. & Provincetown, MA 1991-1999
  • Old Towne Gallery, Alexandria, VA 1994-1995
  • Bryant Galleries, Jackson, MS; New Orleans, LS; Houston, TX 1992-1995
  • Shirlington Artist’s Guild, Shirlington, VA 1994-1997
  • Venable Neslage Gallery, Washington, D.C. 1986-1988


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