My life as an artist has been a journey that has been really fun and exciting and in some ways surprised me. The surprise is partly in the fact that I can actually "capture" a little bit of "time" in my paintings and be able to look back and see what used to be, and the other part of the surprise is that I still want to paint as much as ever. My growth as an artist has helped with the process of increasing my skill as a painter and I can see the improvement in my work as time goes by. Every time I do a painting I learn and get better at it. To be able to capture a scene and turn it into a beautiful painting is absolutely magical. My painting style has evolved into a more impressionistic style. I have found that I do my best work when I am outside on location. I can get the best light and shadows to work for me in a painting. When I am painting I try to instill in the painting my feelings in order to convey them to the viewers. If I can bring out an emotional response from the viewers, then I have done my job as an artist. As an artist you can see the world in a little different way than other people do. I hope to bring my "world" as an artist to you.
Biography: I am originally from California, U.S. but have moved to Australia in 2006. I have been painting with oil paints since 1985. Mostly self taught but have had art classes in college and some private training in workshops. I have taught art to children and adults ranging from drawing to various other media such as oil pastels, watercolor, color pencils, and acrylic paints. These art lessons have been in the schools and in the public recreation departments. In addition, I have taught private art lessons out of my home/studio. I have gone on to higher education and obtained my Bachelor Degree in Business Marketing and then obtained a Multiple Subjects Teaching License which I have used to teach children on a part time basis. I have been in numerous galleries and won several awards in competitions I have entered. I have sold many paintings and have done commissions as requested. Currently I teach art to adults in my home/studio and will expand this to offer children art lessons later.
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