"You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is, because this is all part of experience, and the more experience you have, the better it is... unless it kills you, and then you know you have gone too far."
The truth is, the longer I paint, the more I realize how much I have yet to learn. Painting is difficult, but it is also rewarding, and the best way I can think of to celebrate this beautiful life I've been blessed with. My art is inspired by nature, ordinary objects, and the effect of light. I work in oils, painting still life arrangements in my studio, and landscape paintings outdoors, or "en Plein Air." My goal is to translate the beauty I see and experience in nearly every aspect of life, into images that are visually appealing, and in the case of commissions, also meaningful to the owner. I hope that my paintings will be like charming postcards from moments in my life; visual records of something I gazed upon, and was thankful for, and found beautiful.
- 2018 Knoxville Museum of Art Painters on Location Juried Artist
- 2018 Oil Painters of America Juried Salon Show
- 2018 Kent Island Figurative Show 1st Place, Oil
- 2018 Mountain Maryland Plein Air Juried Artist
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