I am a multidisciplinary artist and author working in almost any medium that arouses my curiosity. I have three published books on art and my work has won numerous best of show awards including the Veterans Administration’s National Gold Medal for art and the Sargent Art Supply Company’s National First Place Award for art. While my educational degrees are in Publishing and English, I studied art at an early age as apprentice to master oil painters, sculptors and stone and gem carvers. My diverse skill set and love of art in its many forms eventually guided me to the creation of my signature paintings on layered monofilament line and acrylic panel. My work combines a love of realism with unique materials and techniques that engage both the eye and the mind in one-of-a-kind works of art.
A favorite painting technique often seen in my work is the combination of black pigment and empty space. Shading, hue, tone; they are all created through the adjustment of space. Space becomes a color, a shade, a hue, a tint, and an invisible brush. While black and space can forge stunning images, the technique is also unforgiving. There is no way to hide or cover mistakes. I love the challenge in the precision required and the exciting images this technique allows me to create.