Before I begin your painting, I'll invite you to chat; to sit and speak (pun intended!)
Listening to your story enables me to infuse your artwork with feeling. Perhaps it a special moment of your vacation in the picturesque vineyards of Provence; a colorful sunset you were sharing with your golden retriever on the Eastern Shore. I can arrange to work from your photographs or I can capture your pets special look , or a special landscape, in a photo shoot.
Some of the questions that bring life to your painting might be: What did you see? How did you feel? What time of day was it? Is there a sweet story about your pet? Did he bring you the paper? Did she love to play ball? Did he faithfully stay by your side when life got tough?
My pet and landscape paintings evoke emotion within the viewer and will stand as a monument to that special moment in your life that will remain not only in your memory, but also in your personal artwork—forever.
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I discovered my passion for art and for landscapes. In the mid-1990s, I decided to take my talents on the road, and spent time photographing and painting the beautiful Montana backcountry. I took classes at the Beartooth School of Art with artists that influenced the direction of my work; Carl Brenders, John Seery-Lester and the late Paco Young.
My versatility and experience allows me to paint in many mediums, such as pastel, oil, watercolor, scratchboard and pencil.
Whether I'm painting in my private studio in Virginia, or out in the fresh air, my faithful Australian Shepherd—Murphy—is guaranteed to be nearby watchfully supervising my latest project.