I don’t ever remember a time without a pencil or paintbrush in my hand. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from St. Louis University with a special interest in oil painting. Upon graduating, I experimented in several fields of art and various mediums, including pottery and glassblowing. Eventually I returned to my first love, oil painting.
My plein air paintings express different aspects of my personality and appreciation of nature. The goal of painting for me is to place the mood of a location on canvas. I do this by creating multiple layers of paint and bringing them together with a few finishing strokes of light to highlight my painting. The layers aid in bringing out depth to my work. Inspiration from all I see guides my application of building blocks of colorful layers, together with spots of light. Visual harmony is created utilizing the elements of color and light to compose a finished painting.