About the Artitst

I have been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember! Holding a BFA and a MFA, I have always taken art as the central focus in my life. I am grateful to painting as it is my pursuit and my way of life.

My works cover still life, landscape and custom portrait. My goal as a representational painter is to attempt to reflects the beauty and mystery of the things I paint and also presents the interaction between the objects I paint, their shadows and the surrounding space as light travels over and amongst them.   
Beginning with my initial choice of objects, to the placement of those articles, to the management of light and shadow , I try to establish a balanced composition of shape and color, contrast and depth. I attempt to use light to sculpt and emphasize color, texture and space, and to foster a feeling of air within the piece. The deep, often neutral color of the backgrounds in my works helps creating heightened drama and a sense of mystery from which I hope to make my chosen elements literally glow.  

I hope not only to create a pleasing arrangement of pretty things, but also to create balanced details from the use of well-focused light to allow the viewer to appreciate the beauty I see in them with mystery, harmony, serenity and sheer joy!

Professional Affiliations

Pastel Society of America
        Oil Painters of America
Portrait Association of America 
Hoosier Art Salon 
Indiana Artists Club