Peggy McConnell Arts Center 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition – Jan-Mar 2020

Shy in the Shadows

The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center (MAC) 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition  celebrates 10 years of visual arts at the MAC. The show features works ranging from the first exhibition of local artist and neighbor, Roberta Powell, to the recent roster of rotating artists. This exhibition is dedicated to the artists in gratitude of their time and amazing work that has filled the MAC’s gallery walls. Included are my paintings Shy in the Shadows (shown here) and Birch Tree Glory.


  • Exhibition – January 16 – March 22, 2020
  • Reception – January 16, 2020, 6:00-8:00pm



Peggy McConnell Arts Center
777 Evening Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085

Art of Recovery – Nov 2019

Road to Glory #2Road to Glory is donated to the Art of Recovery 2019 auction at the Columbus Museum of Art. Proceeds will help sustain the Fresh A.I.R. (Artists in Recovery) Gallery and SEEN Studios of Columbus, Ohio.

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery is a project of Southeast Healthcare that exhibits the works of individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. Through art, its artists educate the community and work to break down stigma of mental illness and substance abuse disorders by bringing focus to the artistic vision.

SEEN Studios provides a valuable resource for Fresh A.I.R. Gallery artists who seek a dedicated space to create and a clean, safe working environment. It also aims to facilitate artist development through workshops and discussions. SEEN Studios is a place for collaboration, artistic inspiration, and learning.

WHEN: Friday, November 1, 2019

  • VIP Sponsors Reception – 5pm–6pm
  • General Admission – 6pm–10pm

WHERE: Columbus Museum of Art,  480 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215

For tickets and more information, see artofrecoverycolumbus.com



Beauty and Light – Solo Exhibition – Sept-Nov 2019

Freesia DelightYou are cordially invited to Beauty and Light, a solo exhibition of my paintings at The Ohio State University Faculty Club. Shown at the right is Freesia Delight (oil on board, 16″x 12″).

I paint because I love beauty and light. While we experience difficulties and pain in life, we can also have pleasure, respite, and joy in beauty. Inspiration comes when something remarkable catches my eye… I’ll think, “Wow, I want to paint THAT!” My oil paintings capture these visually unique moments to share with others. I’m often drawn to depicting light contrasting with darkness. I suppose this subconsciously symbolizes hope for me.


  • Reception: Friday, September 13, 2019, 6-8pm
  • Exhibit: September 10-November 1, 2019, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm


  • The Ohio State University Faculty Club,  181 South Oval Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210.
  • Map & directions.
  • Phone: 614-292-2262

For more information about Art Within the Club, click here.

Addiction Studies Institute Exhibit – July 31-Aug 2, 2019

The Addiction Studies Institute is a national, multi-day conference in Columbus, Ohio focusing on addiction and substance use. The Fresh A.I.R. (Artists in Recovery) Gallery was asked to curate an exhibit for the conference. This is a wonderful opportunity for professionals from around the country to see and learn about the artwork of individuals affected by addiction and substance use. I was invited to submit my painting, Light Beyond the Darkness, which symbolizes my journey through my son’s addiction, mental illness & suicide.

WHEN: July 31-August 2, 2019

WHEN: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Operation Monarch – Mar-May 2019

Orange Blaze ShadowsI’m honored to have two paintings juried in the Operation Monarch exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center in Columbus, Ohio. It addresses substance abuse, recovery and the role of art for individuals and families affected by addiction. It will include my painting Light Beyond the Darkness, which symbolizes my journey through my son’s addiction, mental illness & suicide.


  • Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019, 6-8pm
  • Exhibit: March 29 – May 11, 2019
  • HOURS: Mon. 1pm-4pm & 7pm-10pm
    Tue. -Thu. 9am-4pm & 7pm-10pm
    Fri.- Sat 9am-4pm
    Sunday – Closed



  • Cultural Arts Center,  139 W. Main Street, Columbus OH 43215.
  • Phone: 614-645-7047

For more information about Operation Monarch, click here.

Spring Fling – Mar-April 2019

Butchart Gardens (shown here), The Mediator, and Shy in the Shadows are included in the Spring Fling Fine Arts Exhibit offered by the Gateway Arts Council of Sidney, Ohio.


    • Exhibition – March 15 – April 12, 2019
    • Awards reception – Friday March 15, 2019, 6-8pm
    • Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm



  • Gateway Arts Council Gallery, 216 N. Miami Ave., Sidney OH 45365
  • Phone: 937-498-2787