I am drawn to the images of the people and places in and around my native Texas as well as other parts of the US. I bring to the work a snapshot of what I see and how I see the world around me. Scenes of everyday life at home or in my travels speak to me. Houses and shops that make up our past and current lives intrigue me. I was interested in art from an early age and was mentored by my grandfather, an accomplished photographer and painter. Earning my Bachelor of Fine Art at the San Francisco Art Institute, I developed my art in oil. Many years spent as a graphic designer has changed my perspective and my recent medium of preference is acrylics. I use the fast drying time of acrylics to achieve crisp results. While I do work in other mediums, such as gouache and ink, it's acrylics on canvas that capture most of my creative spirit. My work has been described as fresh with intriguing color, deep contrast, and is labeled by most as contemporary realism. My paintings are my interpretation of the beauty in the ordinary world around us all.
San Francisco Art Institute
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1973