Genres of my painting are Native American, African wildlife and tranquil landscapes.
My recent interest in Native American art has been a long time in coming. My maternal Great Grandmother was from a Cherokee Indian tribe in Oklahoma. I have always been interested in Native American culture, but had taken no action in the realm of painting. There are so many fine artists pursuing this theme that I believed there just wasn?t room for one more. I believe I was wrong in that assumption now. Anytime an artist?s interpretation can be enlightening, it will always be welcomed by society.
Hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I did in creating them and think about how our Native American Brothers and Sisters lived in harmony with Mother Earth for thousands of years. Their Belief that our Creator was alive in everything that surrounds us. By taking just what you Need?. there will be abundance forever.
Through my vivid, graceful paintings I try to reveal my deep appreciation of natural beauty. I've always had an affinity for nature. We are endowed as the protectors of this paradise in which we live.
Hopefully I can help people become more aware of that through my art. Eye-catching and conscious raising my paintings range from impressionistic landscapes to faithful depictions of exotic animals in the wild. Painting in a variety of media, oils are my first love due to their brilliance of color.
My paintings capture a rare sense of immediacy and intimacy. I try to draw the viewer right inside the painting and make them feel as though they are actually there. An avid traveler since college, I am in a constant state of motion which has fueled my art. I've experienced many things in my travels from touring the great museums of Europe to petting Dolphin from our sailboat where we lived for a year in the Caribbean. All of the observances have been food and education for painting.
Much of the credit however belongs to my wife Cheryl I will admit. Without her enthusiastic support I couldn't have succeeded.
Many of my paintings have been in print by major publishers such as Bruce Mcgaw, Bentley House publishing and others.
I recently produced 62 paintings for Villas at the Grand Del Mar in San Diego, CA.
Galleries include: Loren Sieman Fine Art and Slaymaker Fine Art located in Chicago, IL.
Think Fine Art and the Art Department in Scottsdale Arizona also represents my work. I have been represented in the Art Expo national shows since 1996.
?There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes.
By the Sea and music with its roar,
I love not man the less, but nature more??