Size: 8"W x 10"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
"Treasure Hunt" is an original oil painting that I did up in Cape Ann, Mass. It depicts a boy on the shore hunting for treasure ( shells, sea life, etc.) He is by a dock and a boat. The painting depicts the simple life of childhood and the fun that one has with simple activities.
My mother was a painter and I followed her in her footsteps. I've been painting for over 40 years. I teach art for Arlington Adult Ed , and kids' classes for the Arlington Artists Alliance. I also teach on cruise ships a couple times of year that is really a lot of fun because most people have never picked up a brush, and by the end of the week, they are producing some nice paintings. I am the founder of the Arlington Artists Alliance and have been president and vice president of many art organizations throughout the year including The Art League, Alexandria Va, McLean Art Society, The Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington D.C. My art work hangs at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Rickover Academy in Chicago. ( I did Admiral Rickover's portrait - the father of the nuclear sub). I paint mainly in oil, but I also paint in acrylic, watercolor and pastel and I do sculpture. I do landscapes, still life, portraits and trompe l'oeil. Presently, I am the Executive Director of The Gallery Underground in Crystal City of Arlington, Va.