Technically, I trained as both a painter and a printer, and as such, I seek to combine the two. Where the properties of painting and graphic are combined, there is an instantaneous and striking contrast. Simplified lines and planes are combined with dramatic gesture of color and free form to give each piece its special visual power. I rely on my imagination for the most part. I may use a reference such as wildflowers, but my works become personal interpretations of these images, not scientifically accurate copies. If I can capture the feeling that transcends from an image, the feeling will ultimately last longer than the image itself.
Painting: Oil Paint
Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park: 152/153
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival: 71/72
Glencoe Festival of Art: 54/55
Port Clinton Art Festival: 138.5