About me

I think I always knew I was an artist, but as my life took its twists and turns, art took a back seat, and I didn’t start painting til the fall of 2010. My figurative watercolors are inspired by ordinary and everyday moments – a delicate turn of the head, the casual placement of a hand, a quiet gaze, a soft smile. In these subtleties I see a landscape of gesture and emotion. And a painting. I strive to capture a fresh glimpse into a person’s character, and allow a story or feeling to emerge. Art is language, and it is most satisfying to me when someone tells me my painting has spoken to them.

I am mostly self-trained, although I have received instruction from an evening class session, an on-line class, and several workshops.

I work at an inner city hospital, where I am a nurse anesthetist. I earned my B.S. in Nursing, and my M.S. in Nurse Anesthesia. I am happily married to my husband, and we have one son and his family, who are my pride and joy.

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CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS:

  • Off The Wall Gallery and FrameShop, July, 2017, Skippack, PA, with Broads with Brushes.
  • Trenton Museum Society Ellarslie Open 34 Juried Exhibit, May – June, 2017, Trenton, NJ. “The Long Game”
  • Northampton Library, April 2017, Richboro, PA, with Broads with Brushes
  • Hunterdon County Library, Flemington, NJ, March 2017, with Broads with Brushes
  • Zen Den, Doylestown, PA, February 2017, with Broads with Brushes
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Online Members Show, December 2016. “Young Boy of Pakistan” “American Beauty”
  • New Hope Art League Members Fall Show, November 2016, Doylestown, PA. “Cool Kat”
  • Hatboro Savings Bank, November 2016, Jamison, PA. Solo exhibition
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 37th International Juried Exhibition, July – August, 2016, Millersburg, PA. “The Bugler’s Call”
  • 2016 Mid-Atlantic Exhibition Baltimore Watercolor Society, June – July, 1016, Germantown, MD.  “Crapped Out”
  • Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show, May  – June, 2016, Abington, PA. “Asleep in Edinburgh”
  • New Hope Art League 2016 7th Annual Juried Show, May 2016, New Hope, PA. “Guitar Player” “The Outrider”
  • Artists of Yardley 5th Annual Juried Show, April 2016, Yardley, PA. “Time for Quitting”
  • 7th Annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, February – March 2016, Fallbrook, CA. “Cool Kat”
  • Philadelphia Water Color Society 115th Anniversary International Exhibition of Watercolors, September – October 2015, Reading PA. “Last Week of Summer”
  • 2015 Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolors, August – October 2015, Old Forge, NY. “The Length of a Day”
  • …of Color: The African American Experience, July – August 2015, Trenton, NJ. “Kimberly McCarthy: Death Row” “Walking Tall” “Street Music”
  • 2015 Mid-Atlantic Exhibition Baltimore Watercolor Society, June – July 2015, Germantown, MD. “Happy”
  • New Hope Art League 6th Annual Juried Art Show, May, 2015, New Hope, PA. “Stormy”
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Online Member’s Show 2015. “Father’s Day” Honorable Mention
  • Adirondacks 2014 National Exhibition of Watercolors, August – October 2014, Old Forge, NY. “Veterans Day” “Last Week of Summer” winner of the Harold Coopersmith Memorial Award and selected to be part of the 2014 Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolors Travel Show.
  • Small Works Show at Upstairs Gallery, September – October, 2014, Peddler’s Village, PA. “Jockey’s Repose”
  • Philadelphia Water Color Society 114th Anniversary International Exhibition of Watercolors, September – October, 2014, Wallingford, PA. “Stormy”
  • 2014 Philadelphia Sketch Club Philadanco Benefit Art Exhibition, June 2014, Philadelphia, PA. “Antonio”
  • 2014 Mid-Atlantic Exhibition Baltimore Watercolor Society, June – August, 2014, Adelphi, MD. “Jockey’s Repose”
  • New Hope Art League 5th Annual Juried Art Show, May 2014, New Hope, PA. 2nd Place Award for “The Length of a Day”  “Spider Boy”
  • Philadelphia Water Color Society Members Exhibition, March – May 2014, Chester, PA. “Antonio”
  • Cheltenham Center for the Arts 71st Annual Awards Show, April – May 2014, Cheltenham, PA. “Kimberly McCarthy – Death Row”
  • Center on the Hill Juried Exhibit, April 2014, Chestnut Hill, PA. “Girlfriends”
  • Artists of Yardley 3rd Annual Juried Show, April 2014, Yardley, PA. “Wisps”
  • Saxby’s Coffee Shop, solo exhibition, May to October 2014, Haverford, PA
  • 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show, Hudson Valley Seed Library finalist, Art of the Heirloom exhibit, March 2014, Philadelphia, PA. “Prairie Pickings”
  • 3rd Street Gallery 4th Annual Community Exhibition, February – March 2014, Philadelphia, PA. “Kimberly McCarthy – Death Row” “Antonio”
  • Richeson 75 Small Works 2014, Online and Gallery Exhibit, January – March 2014, Kimberly, WI. “The Length of a Day”
  • Philadelphia Sketch Club Works on Paper 2014 Exhibition, January 2014, Philadelphia, PA. “Morning Edition”
  • Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show 2014, December 2013 – January 2014, Jenkintown, PA. Honorable Mention for “Kimberly McCarthy – Death Row”
  • GNAL Theme Show – Music! Music ! Music!, November 2013, East Norriton, PA. “Boardwalk Serenade”
  • 4th Annual Celebrate Art Show, November 2013, Holy Redeemer Provincialate, Huntingdon Valley, PA. “Walking Tall” “Pretty Flowers”
  • Philadelphia Water Color Society 113th Anniversary International Exhibition, September – October 2013, West Chester, PA. “Walking Tall”
  • Jenkintown Festival of the Arts Juried Art Show, September 2013, Jenkintown, PA. First Prize for Paintings
  • Greater Norristown Art League Annual Fall Show, September 2013, East Norriton, PA. “What Lies Ahead” “The Length of a Day”  Best in Show for non-professional artists “The Length of a Day”
  • Phillips Mill 84th Annual Juried Show, September – October 2013, New Hope, PA. “Antonio”
  • Adirondack National Exhibition of Watercolors, August – October 2013, Old Forge, NY. “The Gentleman”
  • National Juried Competition: Works on Paper 2013 by Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, July – August 2013, Loveladies, NJ. “Halloween Party”
  • New Hope Art League Juried Art Show, May 2013, New Hope, PA. “John’s Shades”
  • Greater Norristown Art League, May 2013, E. Norriton, PA. “Street Music” “New Bowtie” Roberta Palmer Memorial Award for “Street Music.”
  • Artists of Yardley 2nd Annual Juried Show, May 2013, Yardley, PA. “Self-Portrait”
  • Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Art Exhibit, April – September 2013, E. Norriton, PA. “Still”
  • Cheltenham Center for the Arts 70th Annual Awards Show, April – May 2013, Cheltenham, PA. “Antonio”
  • Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show, December 2012, Jenkintown, PA. “What Lies Ahead”
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 33rd Juried International Exhibition, November 2012, Harrisburg, PA.  Mildred Sands Kratz award for Excellence in Realism. “Antonio”
  • New Hope Art League Annual Juried Show, November 2012, Prallsville Mill, Stockton, NJ. “Street Music”
  • 3rd Annual Juried Celebrate Art Show, November 2012, Holy Redeemer Provincialate, Huntingdon Valley, PA. “What Lies Ahead” “New Bowtie” “Rose” “Serving His Country”
  • Harrisburg Art Association’s 84th Annual International Art Exhibition, May 2012, Harrisburg, PA. “Sarah and her Sisters-in-law”

 

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ORGANIZATIONS:

  • American Watercolor Society
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society – Signature member
  • National Watercolor Society
  • New Hope Art League
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society – Signature member
  • Philadelphia Watercolor Society – Signature member

 

 

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