My journey in art began like most artists. I always drew since I can remember. It was at Blair High School that
Mr. Gerald Garden and Mr Vince Melie began the first of my formal art education. Great Teachers! After graduating I spent 3 years
in the US Army serving in Katterbach Germany with the 1st Armored Division. Once back home I attended Pasadena
City College where I studied drawing, design and painting. Although my heart was in art I never assumed it to be
more than just a hobby. I worked my day job and started a family having 2 wonderful daughters along the way.
I continued studying on my own perfecting the art
of stippling in pen & ink and buying painting books to continue to
myself to paint. Eventually, I began taking on commissions for pen & ink drawings and set painting aside. Soon I had prints
made of my work and began to sell prints online. I moved from Pasadena to the town of Solvang on the Central Coast in 2005
and began to get involved with the local Artist Guilds here. I had become very interested in California Impressionsist painting
and Plein Air painting. I began to paint again. Entering my pen & ink and oil paintings I began to win awards for both and
sales continued. By now, I had sold pen & ink prints in just about every State in the US including Hawaii and Alaska
as well as overseas in England, Germany, Australia and Canada.
I continue to pursue my quest of becoming a
competent painter and strive to perfect on canvas, or paper, the scenes
interest and surround me. I try and let nature tell the story in my work. I want to capture the beauty of sunlight as it effects
the world I live in and not dramatize it for an artists sake. I want to share what is seen everyday and bring moments of light
and time to the people who see my work.
Proud Member of These Organizations
California Art Club
Oil Painters of America
The Santa Ynez Valley Artist Guild
Morro Bay Artist Association
International Society of Marine Painters
Coast Guard Artist Program COGAP
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