The genesis of my work is a manifestation of respect and reverence I have for nature and my relationship within it. As a lifetime participant in the wonders of perception, I find my observations of atmospheric light and animals to be a constant source of inspiration for my work.

My journey through life is my field study. A brush in hand is not necessary in order to paint the sky with my eyes, smell the hay in a barn or feel the warmth of the sun. My senses are my studio tools and my soul is my sketchbook. Consciously yielding to my senses, I allow the power of nature’s presence to enlighten me. In turn, I employ paint, as an aesthetic language to elucidate my response. My paintings are proxies and metaphors for the relationships we choose to have with nature and with other beings within our shared fields of perception. I believe that art can remind us, through our senses rather than intellect, that we can all be disciples of experience in sharing this wonderful planet. By allowing ourselves to listen with our eyes, we can take the time to live in the moment and experience the miracles of life all around us… Then share it with others.

“Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.”
- Paul Cezanne

“For the artist, communication with nature remains the most essential condition. The artist is human; himself nature; part of nature within natural space . . . Man painted and danced long before he learned to write and construct. These senses of form and tone are his primordial heritage”
- Paul Klee

 

Education and Background:
1996-present - Faust Studio - Fine art, portraits and landscapes
1995-2007 - Owner of The Artistic “i” Gallery - original art, prints, and full service custom framing
1990-1995 - Owner of Faust Illustrations - freelance illustrator

1990 - BFA University Of Delaware

Solo Exhibitions:
2013 - Blue Heron Gallery, Historic New castle, DE
2012 - Hardcastle Gallery, Centreville, DE

Juried Exhibitions:
2018 - American Academy of Equine Art, Spring Online Exhibition
2015 - NOAPS Fall On-Line International Exhibit
2014 - Chadds Ford Gallery "Energy" Show, Chadds Ford, PA
2009 - OPA 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa FE, New Mexixo
2009 - Immaculata University Art Show
2008 - Beresford Gallery, Fall Show, Saratoga Springs, NY
2008 - The "HORSE IN FINE ART" Exhibition at The Wildlife Experience Museum, Parker, CO
2008 - The "HORSE IN FINE ART" Exhibition at the Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO
2007 - American Academy Of Equine Art, Lexington, KY, Fall Exhibition
2003 - American Academy Of Equine Art, Lexington, KY, Fall Exhibition

Exhibitions:
2007 - 2018 - Devon Horse Show, Devon, PA
2011 - 2018 Chadds Ford Elementary Art Show, Chadds Ford, PA
2011 - 2018 - Chadds Ford Gallery "Christmas In Miniature" Annual Show, Chadds Ford, PA
2008 - 2018 - Hockessin Arts Festival Annual Art Show, Hockessin, DE
2015 - Hardcastle Gallery, "Wildlife Art Show", Centreville, DE
2007, 2008 - Ronald McDonald’s House Annual Artfest, Wilmington, DE
1994  -2012 - Art On The Green Annual Art Show, New Castle, DE
1995 - 2007 - Artistic “i” Gallery Fall Exhibit, Newark, DE
2005 - Hardcastle’s Artfest, Wilmington, DE
1994 - Child Inc. Art Show at MBNA Bank, Wilmington, DE

Honors and Awards:
2018 - Featured Artist - Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Villanova, PA
2018 - Official Poster - Devon Horse Show & Country Fair
2017 - Best of Show - Devon Horse Show, "Howdy"
2017 - Finalist - American Academy of Equine Art Spring Online Exhibition, "Pony -n- Birches"
2015 - Best Of Show, NOAPS Fall On-Line International Exhibit , "Pony -n- Birches"
2015 - Featured Artist, Chadds Ford Elementary Art Show, Chadds Ford, PA
2012 - Second Place Drawing - Ex Arte Equinas International Competition, "Big Fella"
2010 - Best of Show - Devon Horse Show & Country Fair, "I Knew You Could Do It"
2009 - International Artist Magazine Challenge No. 52 "Favorite Subjects" Finalist
2009 - Artist's Magazine National Portrait/Figure Finalist
2009 - Official Poster Artist - Devon Horse Show & Country Fair
2009 - American Academy Of Equine Art - Calandar Cover
2007 - Most Popular Choice Award - American Academy Of Equine Art - Fall Exhibition
2007 - Leonard Meiselman Award For Painting - American Academy Of Equine Art - Fall Exhibition
2007 - Top 10 Finalist, - International Artist Magazine - Challenge No. 40, Issue 56, August
2003 - Else Tuckerman Memorial Award - American Academy Of Equine Art
2002 - Certificate of Recognition - Portrait Society Of America - "Pat Day"
1997 - Finalist - The Artist’s Magazine - Animal Portrait
1988 - American Artist Magazine - Work published in Annual Watercolor Issue


Featured In
THE HUNT magazine
December 2008


Cover Art
November 2013


Notable Commissions
:
2017 - Dr. Virginia Collier - Chair of Medicine, Christiana Health Care
2016 - Edward P. Evans - National Museum of Horse Racing and Hall of Fame
2015 - PNC Bank - Official Artist for Annual Holiday Print
2013 - PNC Bank - Official Artist for Annual Holiday Print
2013 - "Hessonite" Graded Stakes winner, collection of William Punk, Jr.
2009 - Hall of Fame Trainer, Allen Jerkens. Collection of Jerken's family
2008 - PNC Bank - Official Artist for Annual Holiday Print
2007 - PNC Bank - Official Artist for Annual Holiday Print
2007 - "Film Maker” 2003 Q. Elizabeth II Winner, 2006 Second Place Breeder’s Cup Filly and Mare Turf, collection of Don Adams
2006 - "Afleet Alex”, 2005 Preakness and Belmont Winner, collection of William Rickman Jr.
2005 - "Better Talk Now”, 2004 Breeder’s Cup Turf Winner, collection of Brent Johnson, Bushwood Stables
2004 - “Smarty Jones”, 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner, collection of Roy and Pat Chapman
2003 - "Shine Again” 2003 Maryland Champion Older Female and Sprinter, collection of Allaire Dupont
1999 - "Tenski” 1999 Maryland Horse Of The Year, collection of Richard L. Golden
1999 - "Coronado’s Quest” 1999 Haskell and Travers Winner, collection of Stuart Janney III
1992 - State Of Delaware - official portrait of Governor Michael Castle

Memberships:
American Academy Of Equine Art - Signature Member 2003-present
Oil Painters of America - Associate Member 2009-present
Portrait Society Of America - Founding Member 1997-present