I paint a variety of subjects but clearly my passion is of the canine variety. I look to my own furry herd of 6 for inspiration and life drawing.
I give workshops with the unique feature of having live animals present. I believe that this is an extremely important element for keeping the paintings fresh and alive. To capture this process I have partnered with the Publisher of the magazines, Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Air Magazines, to produce a DVD featuring canines. It has recently been released to an overwhelming response!
A large part of my education has been through my affiliation with the Putney Painters and Richard Schmid. My art education has been self directed working and studying with Kathy Anderson, Scott Burdick, Michelle Dunaway, Daniel J. Keys, Christine Lafuente, Sue Lyon, and Colley Whisson of Australia. In addition, I have hosted and participated in workshops with David Shevlino, Charlie Hunter and Stanley Bielen. I have studied extensively with Sherrie McGraw (drawing and painting) and consider her a valued mentor. Words cannot express my gratitude to her.