Thursday, June 27, 2019

Motion of Joy

Mixed media on canvas, 24 x 48 inches
Back in the 90's I did a fair bit of abstract art and am once again experimenting with the style. What I love most about it is the rhythm, flow and color.

Artwork on Loan from May 9th to August 8th, 2019

For three months, fourteen of my paintings will be on display in a new medical facility in North Bethesda, Maryland. After seeing and admiring my work online, I was contacted with a offer by the owners to display my paintings as an enhancement to their new office space. This opportunity provides exposure for my work.

Schuster Painting purchased in Iowa

I received an email  in May from an economics professor at Iowa State University. He had purchased one of my paintings and was requesting information about it.  The painting is an acrylic on acid free rag board. It is an abstract that was inspired by the rural landscapes of Western Maryland. 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

“Untitled” - Acrylic painting of a cracked, decomposing marble slab from the garden

I think of this painting as symbolizing decomposition/death and renewal/life – the life cycle. The marble slab is in the process of decay and the grasses pushing up through the cracks, as well as the dung beetle are in the process of generating new life. The texture of the marble as it decomposes from the elements, especially acid rain, is what attracted me to this project and what I tried to capture. 

Friday, February 1, 2019

CVA Exhibit February 3 - April 7, 2019

Honored to once again have my work selected for the Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD. Convergence is a palette knife, acrylic painting on linen. The juror for the exhibit is Eric Key, Director of Arts at the University of Maryland University College. The exhibit runs from February 3-April 7, 2019.

Landscape Quote by Claude Monet

"For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value."


Brushwork can be highly individual. It can also be highly expressive conveying the mood of a painting. Brushwork is like handwriting. It creates a unique and distinctive look to each artist’s painting.