I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
Along with my love of being outdoors and exploring, I am attracted by the effect of light as it travels across land. Sometimes wildlife or people wander onto my canvas and I do enjoy painting figures from life.
I started working in pastel in the mid-nineties and reluctantly moved on to oil paint after many years. My latest work may be either oil or pastel, whichever I feel expresses the painting concept best.
I would love to hear from you so click on my Blog and join me plein air painting or visit my studio on Beaver Lake near Springdale, Arkansas during the months of April through October. During November through March, look for me in Gold Canyon, Arizona, painting with the Gold Canyon Plein Air Painters.
Artist-in-Residence at two national parks; Buffalo National River and Acadia National Park.
Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and Artists of Northwest Arkansas
Pastel is among the permanent collection of the Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri
Work on the cover of The Best of Art & Artisans, Published by Kennedy Publishing 2006
Taught adults drawing, pastel and oil painting in Fayetteville for Adult Education in Arkansas.
Organized the Gold Canyon Plein Air Painters in Gold Canyon Arizona in 2012