Oil, Acrylics, Watercolor, & Pastel Portraits and Plein Aire Paintings
My paintings evolve from actual experiences, mostly reflecting people enjoying their environment and interacting with nature. I also paint from first hand observation during the plein aire process. A mood, a pattern, an atmospheric quality triggers a completed image.
I am a fine arts graduate of Miami University, Oxford, OH, with graduate work completed at Marshall University, Huntington W. VA. I have worked as an exhibiting studio artist and have produced over 600 commissioned portrait works and have produced 12 one person shows in six states. My paintings hang in corporate, public and private collections in the U.S. and overseas. I have taught privately in my studio and in arts centers in OH, IN and Florida.
I am currently a member of several artist's clubs and societies, and one of the founders of the Bloomington Watercolor Society.