Life is good....Painting and sketching from life,
fuels by my passion for adventure and the
desire to become better. I enjoy painting
most any subject. My favorites... animals
and portraits, where likeness and
personality of my subject are key...
highlighting the eyes, at times
I use gold leafing for added appeal.
I want to know as
much about my subjects as possible
through experience, observation, research
and study before starting my piece. when painting
equine I may incorporated the horse's
actual hair into the paint as well
as my thumb print for DNA authenticity.
Plein air and still life work allows for
artistic challenge and a change of pace.
Working as a graphic artist for 19 years laid a
valuable foundation of discipline and a
"business sense" for my success as I shifted
to exclusively fine art in 1995.
Large murals in public and private venues
play a major role in my extensive
list of services. I welcome a challenge...
creatively, physically and mentally,
always looking for the next opportunity to grow.
My love of art started after taking
an art class in the seventh grade.
Graduating with a commercial
art degree in 1976, I worked as a
graphic designer for 19 years before
pursuing fine art full time.
Commissioned canvas work, murals,
solo/group exhibits and art competitions
consume my daily art schedule.