I grew up at my father’s butcher shop and living on my grandfather & uncle’s dairy farm. I have always felt very passionate about local agriculture, its importance to American culture, and its survival for future generations. I draw and paint what I know, and what I think is important to our society. When I’m not at work as a graphic designer, drawing, painting, or taking photos, I enjoy taking ballet lessons and hanging out with my husband, family, and corgis.
I display the destruction of nature and agriculture and its importance to American culture. My art depicts both Mother Nature and the local agriculturalist, along with the difficulties both face competing with the corporate man. Destruction of nature is represented by the omission of the environment; farm and forest animals are rendered on a white abyss. Counter to the removal of naturally occurring art, the pieces focusing on agricultural skills and trades, specifically butchery, bring to light these disappearing artisans. This catalog of endangered Americana is my attempt to remind us that what we have may not always be if it is cast aside.
Off Track Art Gallery
A Fine Art and Gift Gallery in Westminster, Maryland owned and operated by the artists.
Off Track Art is sponsoring a series of art workshops taught by experienced Carroll County artists this Winter and Spring!
Workshops are offered in the Westminster area. Contact the artist at the email listed in the description to register. Mail payment to the artist at least a week before class begins. Early registration is encouraged to reserve your spot in the class. Supplies cost may vary beyond the registration fee for the course, based on the student's choice of materials. Check the specific description below for the location of each class.
• January 26 2-4 p.m. Card Making Workshop
Make four different winter themed cards. Limited to 8 adults 18 and over. Cost $30.00 (supplies included) Class to be held at Cat Tracks Studio in Westminster, MD Light refreshments provided. Contact instructor, Carolyn Seabolt, at for more information. Advance payment required.
Students will learn how to make wire link beaded chains. In 3 hours of instruction, students can plan on making their choice of a beaded necklace with an original clasp, or several pairs of earrings: perhaps an adjustable bracelet and ring. Limited to 8 students over 12 years old. Beginners welcome. Advanced students will learn challenging techniques. Beginners do not need to bring anything. Advanced students should bring hand tools, beads, charms, chains. Copper, brass, silver, gem beads, pearls, chains will be available at wholesale prices. No highly flammable clothing. Wear closed toed shoes. Long hair must be secured. Cost $50.00 plus bead cost. Class to be held in The Jewelry Studio at McDaniel College. Light refreshments provided. Contact instructor, Linda Van Hart, at for more information. Linda teaches metalsmithing at McDaniel College, is a partner in Off Track Art and NOMA art cooperatives, and sells her work at East Coast craft events.
• February 15 9-11 a.m. (snow date Feb. 22) Table Topper Workshop
Quilt a beautiful and unique table accessory. Choice of two sets of fabrics. A sewing machine and knowledge of its basics is required. Please bring a bobbin for your machine, pins, and scissors. Cutting mat, rotary cutter, rulers, iron, and thread provided in class. Limit of 4 students age 16 or over. Cost $30.00 (supplies included) Contact instructor, Marilyn Smith, at for more information. Marilyn, a retired McDaniel College professor, has sewn since childhood and quilted for over 9 years. She is an Off Track Art partner and sells at craft fairs in Carroll and Frederick Counties.
• February 23 2-4 p.m. Silk Painting Workshop
Learn the art of silk painting while creating a beautiful habotai cosmetic bag. Limited to 8 adults 18 and over. Cost $30.00 (supplies included). Class to be held at Cat Tracks Studio in Westminster, MD Light refreshments will be provided. Contact instructor, Carolyn Seabolt, at for more information. Advance payment required.