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About me


My favorite paintings are usually narrative ones – where an artist draws you into a world where a story is occurring. This type of art requires more than just a quick glance. It insists that we explore and try to decipher the visual symbols and messages contained within.


In my own work, I try to combine elements of storytelling within layers of beauty. My stories always focus on people and are often fueled by current issues that impact each of us environmentally and socially. Although natural beauty may often be the first thing that attracts viewers to my work, my hope is that the narrative, or story, will compel them to examine and think about the visual signs exposed in each painting.



Mar. 8 - Apr. 20, 2024:  Surreal Boundaries of Reality: The Art of Sobczak, Finch & Schonenberger, Martin Co. Cultural Center, Stuart, FL


May 20 - Sept. 3, 2023:  Treasure Coast Creates: A Tribute to Local Artists, Vero Beach Museum of Art; Juror: Ellen E. Roberts, Curator of American Art, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL


Creativity in Captivity (online virtual exhibit) - Kauffman Gallery/Shippensburg University


Apr. 20 - Jul. 21, 2019: A Fragile Balance: Our Planet, Our People, and the Art of Linda Finch  at Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL



Sept. 15 - Oct. 27, 2018:  New Art 2018 - South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship Exhibition, Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt Center Gallery and Ritter Art Gallery


Sept. 22 – Nov. 14, 2017:  27th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show, Martin Co. Cultural Courthouse, Stuart, FL

Jun 9 – Sept. 2, 2017: Biennial 2017, Cultural Council of Palm Beach Co., Lake Worth, FL; Juror: Jennifer Inacio, Perez Art Museum Miami

March 3 – April 11, 2017:  CONNECT:DISCONNECT, Martin Co. Cultural Arts Center, Stuart, FL


September 25 – November 14, 2015:  25th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show, Martin Co. Cultural Courthouse, Stuart, FL

September 10 – October 24, 2015: Environmentally Engaged, Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Tequesta, FL; Juror: Paul Fisher, Paul Fisher Galleries in West Palm Beach.


March 3 – May 19, 2013: Peaceable Kingdom: Animals, Real and Imagined, Bedford Gallery/Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA; Jurors: Cathy Kimball, Exec. Dir/Chief Curator – San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and Stephanie Cannizzo, Assist. Curator – Berkeley Art Museum.


October 19 – November 10, 2012: On the Map, The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Sept. 14 – Oct. 12, 2012:  A Sense of Place 2012, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA; Juror:  Nancy Solomon, Director of Solomon Projects gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Mar 18 – Apr 1, 2012:  Wide Open 3, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY; Juror: Charlotta Kotik, Curator Emerita of Contemporary Art – Brooklyn Museum.


Oct 7 – 27, 2011:  Urban Forest: National Competition & Exhibition, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA; Juror: Karen Imperial, K Imperial Fine Art Gallery – San Francisco, CA.

Apr 12-28, 2011:  Venus Envy 2011, Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.



Oct 8 – Nov 13, 2010:  New*Art, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL; Juror: Ann Fay Rushforth, director of gallery services for Amory Art Center; Judge for Prizes: Fredric Snitzer, director of Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL.

Jul 2 – 29, 2010: 2010 Annual Juried Art Exhibit, South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, AR; Juror: David Houston, Chief Curator & Co-Director - Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

Jun 10 – Sep 25, 2010: Multiple Sins, The Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL; Juror: Shannon Freeza, Curator – Lighthouse Center for the Arts.

Mar 12 – Apr 9, 2010: Image, Attitude, Impression, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL; Juror: Geoffrey Bates, Director & Curator – Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, University Park, IL.

Jan 7 – Feb 6, 2010: Contempo – The Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL; Juror: Nelson Hallonquist, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.



The Creative Native Gallery, Tampa, Florida


  • South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Award (2018)     

  • Third Place: Biennial 2017; Cultural Council of Palm Beach Co. (2017)

  • Second Place: Environmentally Engaged, Lighthouse ArtCenter (2015)

  • Honorable Mention: A Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (2012)



  • The Palm Beach Post – Biennial 2017 exhibit article and juried winners

  • Palm Beach Daily News/The Shiny Sheet – Biennial 2017 exhibit/winners

  • The Earth Issue (online publication) – featured artist interview (2017)


Published Illustrations – Books for Children

Bunny Magic – 2001, Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.

Here Comes the Bus – 2000, Bebop Books

The Artist – 1999, Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.

A Lei for Tutu – 1998, Albert Whitman & Co.

The Seven Gods of Luck – 1997, Houghton Mifflin Company

Hands, Hands, Hands – 1997, Little Celebrations (Addison-Wesley)

Grandpa’s Candy Store – 1997, Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.

Shintaro’s Umbrellas – 1996, Richard C. Own Publishers, Inc.

Ladybug Magazine – January Around the World (2008); Shirt Button (1998)

Pearson Longman – Backpack 5 (2005)

The Pearson Learning Group – A Fort for Kevin and Kate

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