National Road Festival

This week Garrett County celebrates the National Road Festival in Grantsville, Maryland – an annual event that celebrates the historic National Road, also known as U.S. Route 40. The National Road Festival is celebrated along the road across Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. 

Piece of History

The National Road was one of the first federally-funded highways in the United States and was built in the early 1800s to connect the eastern seaboard to the western frontier. It played an important role in the country’s westward expansion and is recognized as a National Scenic Byway.

I always enjoy visiting Grantsville and have painted some subject matter from the area more than once, including Stanton’s Mill and the Casselman River Bridge which served as an important link on the National Road from 1813 to 1933.

Artwork from the National Road

watercolor painting of Stanton's mil in fall
Stanton’s Mill in Fall
watercolor painting of the Casselman river bridge and the Casselman river during trout season with fly fisherman
Trout Season

If You’re Traveling the National Road

If you find yourself in Grantsville, visit Spruce Forest Artisan Village and Penn Alps Restaurant and Craft Shop. The Craft Shop carries my cards and prints along with a variety of talented artisans’ work.

Save the Date! Garrett County Artist Studio Tour

It’s hard to think about summer, but it will be here before we know it.

Save the Date!

Please save the date for the weekend of July 22nd and 23rd, 2023, for the annual Garrett County Artist Studio Tour. The Studio Tour allows you to meet and greet with the talented artists in and around Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County in their studios.

One of my favorite events of the year, my studio will be open and ready with new art.

Below is a sneak peek at an untitled piece that might be on view, provided it does not find a new home beforehand.

Stay tuned to this website and my social media for more details over the coming months.

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Or, better yet, sign up for my email newsletter to receive a personal invitation!

Wrapping up the Performing Arts Center Exhibition

The exhibition at the Performing Arts Center of Garrett County will be wrapping up soon. If you did not get to view the art in person, I created a gallery of the work on Artwork Archive. Thanks to the Garrett County Arts Council and the Performing Arts Center for allowing me to show this work for the opening of the Center!

Visit the Garrett County Arts Council

If you’re interested in one of these pieces, they will be at the Garrett County Arts Council’s Gallery Shop in Oakland, Maryland, after the takedown in March. Please visit the Shop to purchase or see a piece in person.

Below is Dust Storm, one of the pieces from my Golf Collection that I included in the show.

New Exhibition at Garrett College Performing Arts Center

My work is now on exhibition at the new Performing Arts Center at Garrett College. This show includes many large pieces and will remain until March 2023.

Artist Meet and Greet on Sunday November 20th

This Sunday, I’ll be on hand for a reception immediately following the 2:00 pm River City Brass Performance from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

If you can’t make it to the Center in person, you can view the work here.

Thank you to the Garrett County Arts Council for coordinating this event.

Pictured above is Hazelhurst View, one of the pieces included in the show.

Look What Was in the Time Capsule

I’ve been a member of the Deep Creek Lake Yacht Club at Turkey Neck for a long time. Twenty-one years ago, a group of members gathered up items and stored them away in a time capsule to open in 2020. After the pandemic delayed the opening by a year, the Club finally cracked it open in August. Much to my surprise, a small piece of my art was inside the capsule. Below is a display they made with some of the items, where you’ll see the small work of art alongside a closer look at the image.