My hometown of Cumberland helps create my artistic vision, and colors the canvas of my mind with its natural beauty, rich history, and amazing architecture. It would be difficult to live in my home/studio and not be inspired. From the magnolia blossoms hanging heavy on my roof, to the breathtaking view of the Washington St. Steeples, each window reveals its own work of art as the palette changes with each season.
Local Galleries and businesses have become the ‘easel’ on which I can display my work. The Culinary Café, The Queen City Creamery, the Hazen Gallery, the Gilchrist Gallery, The City Hall, and the Saville Gallery all located in this ‘artsy’ community have opened their doors to my paintings. I was honored to win my first award in the Western Maryland Watercolor Society’s annual 2008 exhibition, then in 2009, my painting ‘Summer Wine’ won Best In Show’. I have also expanded my craft, to hand painting wine and water glasses, for wedding receptions, showers, and holidays.
I appreciate all the opportunities Cumberland offers me to display my work, but the one place that I most enjoy displaying my art is in my home studio, Studio on the Greene. It is here with my ‘artsy family’, my sister Pam Silverman, daughter-in-law, Maria Mechem and dear friend, Jakkie Lease, that we create and prepare to welcome you, so come and enjoy the creative comfort of our studio, we promise to color your day.