Hello There, I was born in Dayton, Ohio and have lived in the Pacific Northwest since the mid 1980’s. A full-time artist for nine years now, I enjoy teaching and painting predominantly in Oregon, but love to travel/paint as well!

Some of my artist influences are:

Yer Za Vue, Erik Sandgren, Dave Santillanes, Jerry Ross, Carol Marine, Thomas Jefferson Kitts, Robert Gamblin, Mark Clarke, Sarkis Antikajian, and Mitch Albala

“To a non-painter, oil paint is uninteresting and faintly unpleasant. To a painter, it is the life’s blood: A substance so utterly entrancing, infuriating, and ravishingly beautiful that it makes it worthwhile to go back into the studio every morning, year after year, for an entire lifetime.”

James Elkins