Welcome to my site!  

I have been painting all my life but in earnest for the past 20 years.  My objective is two-fold.   I strive to create a piece of art that defines the individuality of the subject through accurate drawing and rendering.  At the same time, I attempt to allow an exciting interplay of the medium to draw the viewer into the beauty, not only of the subject, but also of the color and paint itself.   Somehow this relationship of “left-brain” accurate rendering and “right-brain” artistic energy work together to generate a piece of artwork that will stimulate an emotional response from the viewer.   When that happens it is pure JOY!

Since one is never, ever done learning,  I continually enjoy studying techniques from the masters!   See my Sargent page for some recent studies!   I also enjoyed some amazing classes, full time during 2012,  at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston where academic training included figure studies and master copies.  See  Academic Studies page!

There is nothing quite like setting up the easel on a beautiful day and letting your fingers fly around the paper with little sticks of color recording impressions of what you see!  Just the best!  See Landscape page.

I would love to know what you think and please contact me if I can be of service!


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