ABOUT THE ARTIST
I was born and raised in Frederick, Md. and from an early age I wanted to be an artist. I attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Md. where I received a bachelor’s degree in fine art. I also studied at the
duCret School of Art in Plainfield, N.J. where I now teach.
Through the years, I’ve worked in various fields of art such as greeting cards, caricatures, children’s books, computer graphics and portraiture. For more than a decade, I worked for the Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark, N.J. as a graphic artist and illustrator, creating over 400 covers for the paper’s weekly “Scanner” TV guide.
I now live in Stroudsburg, Pa. with my wife and daughter where I’m a member of the PoconoArts Council.
I hope I never forget how truly blessed I am to be able to create art. I pray that God keeps blessing me each and every day with a spirit of excellence, and that I will constantly do His will through my art and in my life.
2013 Eastern Monroe Public Library, Stroudsburg, Pa.
2013 The Stroud Room, Stroudsburg, Pa.
2012 Kathie’s Christmas Collectibles, Camp Hill, Pa.
2012 Many Faces, New Vox Gallery, Bethlehem, Pa.
2012 85th Celebration Faculty-Alumni Art Show, duCret School of Art, Plainfield, NJ
2007 The Weinberg Center, Frederick, MD
2007 The Many Faces of Peter Ambush, Morris County Library, Morristown, NJ
2006 The Many Faces of Peter Ambush, Studio 7, Bernardsville, NJ
2006 The Many Faces of Peter Ambush, Sussex-Wantage Library, Wantage, NJ
2006 The Many Faces of Peter Ambush, County College of Morris, Morristown, NJ
2006 Making Faces, Morris County Library, Morristown, NJ
2006 Through the Artist’s Eye, Community Theater, Morristown, NJ
2001 All mixed up, Swain Art Galleries, Plainfield, NJ
2011 Fantasy and Photography Show, Pocono Community Theater , East Stroudsburg, PA
2010 1199 SEIU Bread & Roses Cultural Project “Points of View” Show, New York, NY
2010 ARTSPACE Gallery Members’ June Show, Stroudsburg, PA
2010 Pocono Arts Council Members’ Show, Stroudsburg, PA
2010 18th Annual Art in the Atrium Exhibition Show, Morristown, NJ
2010 International Guild of Realism 5th Juried Exhibition, Palm Desert, CA
2009 Caras and Colleagues, Swain Art Galleries, Plainfield, NJ
2009 Exposure, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2009 The Morristown Neighborhood House Art Expo, Morristown, NJ
2009 18th Annual Friends Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2008 The Morristown Neighborhood House Art Expo, Morristown, NJ
2008 Pocono Arts Council Members’ Show, Stroudsburg, PA
2008 ARTSPACE Gallery Members’ Show, Stroudsburg, PA
2007 Caras and Colleagues, Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ
2007 The Illustrated Image, James Howe Gallery, Union, NJ
2006 14th Annual Art in the Atrium Exhibition Show, Morristown, NJ
2002-2005 duCret School of Art, Continuing Studies
1983-1988 Maryland Institute College of Art, Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Art
2010 Third Place in Mixed Media, Pocono Arts Council Members’ Show, Stroudsburg, PA
2009 Bronze Medal in Multicultural Picture Book, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
International Guild of Realism, Scottsdale, AZ
Pocono Arts Council, Stroudsburg, PA
• ACME Archives, Burbank, CA
• Andrew Solt Productions, Los Angeles, CA
• Artist-In-Residence Program, Pocono Mountain School District (2008-2009)
• Army-Times Publishing Company, Springfield, VA
• JUST US BOOKS, East Orange, NJ,
Illustrator on “One Million Men and Me” by Kelly Starling Lyons and “It’s Church Going Time” By Wade Hudson
• Merck-Medco, NJ
• Performing Stars of Marin, Marin, CA
• The Phoenix Project, Marin, CA
• Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN
• Review and Herald Publications Associations, Hagerstown, MD
• The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ
• The Washington Press, Florham Park, NJ
League of the Extraordinary (Dec. 1, 2009) with Dr. Candace Kelly, Rowen Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM