In my work, I concentrate on the bonds between man, nature and animals because I
think God created all of us to be part of a whole, not just individuals. While
our individuality is important, equally vital is our connection to each
other. Why do I choose the subjects I
paint? I paint a variety of subjects so that I don’t become stale by constantly
using the same topics. My representational art is dominated by landscapes and simple
images of everyday life (past and present), pets, and animals. The Abstracts
and Imaginative Realism paintings I do purely for fun. It exercises my mind as
well as stretching my creative limits. Stories can be visual as well as written
and I love painting vintage scenes: If well done, viewing it can mentally and
emotionally transport you back to a bygone era. Pets and other animals have so
much they can teach us about freedom, responsibility and unconditional love. When
I paint them, I always strive to capture the personality of that pet or animal.
Many of my landscapes have water features because I just really enjoy the life
and movement water gives to images. I feel art should have an emotional impact
on the viewer; it should speak up for itself. If artwork doesn’t evoke some
type of emotion, I don’t care how technically perfect it may be--to me it is
not art. I also prefer my art to say something positive. We owe it to ourselves
not to spread gloom and despair all over everyone! There is enough of that out
in the world without artists celebrating it!
I sell both original art and prints, cards and posters suitable for your home or office. I also accept commissions, but I work exclusively from photographs in my home studio.
Feel free to watch the slide show for a sample of my work, or you can download the two photo books below for free. If you have any questions, please contact me.