Have you ever felt a sense of presence in a work of art? A haunting portrait or a landscape that seems to transport you to another time and place? These paintings are designed to pull you in and make you want to stay awhile ... hopefully even make you long to return soon. Some take a few hours of work, some take a few years. I paint them because it feels the most adequate response to our beautiful and ever changing world.
I studied painting, drawing, and art history at MSU in Springfield, MO and NYSS in NY, NY. Recent awards include Outstanding New Exhibitor at the 2016 Hoosier Salon, Dick Ferrer Purchase Award at the 2016 Indiana Heritage Arts, an award for Excellence in Oil Painting at the 2017 Hoosier Salon and a merit award at the 2018 Indiana Heritage Arts exhibit.