Life is good....Painting and sketching from life,
fuels by my passion to become better.
My favorite subjects... animals
and people, where likeness and
personality of my subject are key...
highlighting the eyes, at times
I use gold leafing for added appeal.
The creative process includes research,
observation, study, sketching and
hands on experience when possible
before starting my piece.
the horse I often incorporated their
hair into the painting.
Plein air and still life work allows for
artistic growth and a change
of pace out of the studio.
Working as a graphic artist for 19 years laid a
valuable foundation of discipline and a
"business sense" for 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 projects. I welcome a challenge...
creatively, physically and mentally,
always looking for the next opportunity
to try something new.
My love of art started after taking
an art class in the seventh grade.
With a commercial
art degree in 1976 , I started my art
career as a
graphic designer in advertising
and later as a freelance artist
before pursuing fine art full time.
Commissioned canvas work, murals,
solo/group exhibits and art competitions
consume my daily art schedule.