After having majored in art in college, and worked in other
professions, I can now return to my love of oil painting and teaching
art. Painting landscapes and the human figure directly from nature is what
I enjoy most. Painting landscapes en plein air is endlessly fascinating due to
the discovery of beautiful locations, the careful, constant observation that is
required and the challenge of adding one's unique perspective. Drawing and
painting a model, capturing his or her mood and energy through line, and color
is a joyful, intriguing experience. Also, being able to teach provides
another venue for personal learning, and sharing knowledge and appreciation.
This combination of creating art and teaching has provided impetus for artistic
growth and development.
“Most of my paintings reflect a moment in time where it is important to capture
an immediate impression. I assess the composition, the values, the
proportions and color, then I paint, all the while trying to maintain the
initial feeling that drew me to paint the particular landscape, person or still
life. Sometimes a small painting is completed in a single day. More
often, the painting is completed in the studio. I refine and work on
various elements while trying tenaciously to keep its freshness."
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