I Paint my vision of God's Creation
Being a Landscape Painter is what makes my life zing. It's what I do best..my "soul craft", so to speak and what I do for a living. In each piece I aim to capture the essence of the scene, the excitement I feel and wrap it up in a colorful painterly way. I hope my viewers find my work pleasantly stimulating, and appealing. Each piece I sell has some attachment for the buyer?some meaning. Or perhaps they want to see it as a visual vacation.
In the course of my work, I feel the most satisfaction using oil paint. It's texture, consistency, and tactile feel when dry, all combine to help me achieve my effects. I tend to enjoy stronger color and contrast and gravitate to landscape work. It flows better for me. The result of spending my life in a state like Michigan, surrounded by the beauty and drama of the Great Lakes, its rivers, and lots and lots of green countryside has influenced my painting to a great degree.
In my current work, I focus on my home state of Michigan for my ideas and impressions and inspiration. I am a "niche" painter. My life, most of my travels, and my work have all been centered here and have been the yeast and fodder for my painting aspirations.
One of the most amazing realizations that set my "vision" in place happened in my late teens when I started riding a train to work. Gazing out the window, all the shapes, colors, places and moments in time flowed by, and I knew each could be a painting. Then, it was like my eyes were opened and my perception made a huge leap. One of those "oooh ahhh" moments!
It is with great pleasure I share my work with you.
-In Royal Oak, Michigan I spent my childhood and budding artist years.
-Art major at Wayne State University, Detroit and Eastern Michigan University
-14 years of automotive design sculpture
-present day artist painter
Years of solo and group shows have followed, along with inclusion in collections worldwide