I am a new artist, self-taught and only recently re-discovered a joy for painting. My interest in art was peaked when I took classes in high school and seriously considered carving out a career in art. Unsure of whether to go ahead, I ended up taking that famous “other fork” in the road and headed toward a corporate career. Years later I re-discovered painting and as they say, never looked back.
In 2011 I tried oil pastels (OPs) and was immediately sold on this medium. Except for underpaintings, my pieces are exclusively painted with oil pastels. I enjoy the challenge of layering paint to expose rich color and values, and moving and manipulating OPs around the painting surface – it’s all very fascinating to me.
Landscapes and seascapes fill my portfolio; I’m interested with capturing conditions created by light and shadow. I only have to look out my window, nature provides me with an endless show of spectacular scenery; I’m never at a loss for what to paint.
A special thank you to my friends in the art communities, your examples and guidance has helped me develop immeasurably as an artist.
- Professional Artist status, member of the Oil Pastel Society
- Member of Trinity Arts Guild
- Member of Wetcanvas, Guide for the Oil Pastels Forum
- Member of Paint My Photo (PMP)