Life is good....Painting and sketching from life,
fuels by my passion to become better. My favorite subjects... 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
hair into the painting as well
as my thumb print.
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 services. I welcome a challenge...
creatively, physically and mentally,
always looking for the next opportunity to try
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.