I find joy expressing creativity through painting and delight in painting from inspiration as well as commissioned work. The beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona is home and where my studio has been based for the past 18 years. I have, however, been creating art from my youth. I have developed a style I refer to as characterized realism.
Many past moves and travel have inspired me to approach painting with anticipation and a desire to convey what I have found fascinating along the way. I actually find painting a journey in itself: the inspiration, subjects, and motivations are endless; from man's best friend to African herds; dusty old missions to windswept lighthouses; desert blossoms to beckoning still-life. I love capturing realistic moments with slight exaggerations and brighter colors.
I am especially drawn to painting pets and animals. Family pets bring joy, happiness and companionship to so many of us. I'm honored to capture their uniqueness on canvas.
I have benefitted from the artistic qualities of my Naval Aviator father who drew mascots and cartoon characters for his Navy Squadron while painting in his off time. I've benefitted from university art classes, independent schools and workshops with gifted instructors and have taught painting workshops. My paintings are in homes throughout the U.S. and abroad.
"O Lord, how manifold are your works. In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your creatures." Psalm 104:24