Juried Artist BPAF 2018, 2019
Although early 2020 has, most assuredly, been a challenging time for all of us, this artist has withstood the bittersweet experience of both a stressful quarantine and the opportunity to express the feelings of this time in both familiar and new ways.
My figure paintings and drawings are developed through a loose and accurate process. An understanding of human anatomy coupled with my studied approach to composition allows me to create human figures with structural integrity, proportion, balance, and expression.
My landscape, seascape, and cityscape paintings are the outgrowth of my experiments with strong composition, neutralized colors, and dramatic value arrangements. Having graduate degrees in both Fine Arts and Architecture, this non-figurative work demonstrates an appreciation for the merger of the natural and the built environment. I strive to paint with directness and a commitment to thoughtful design. I have told my university and college painting and drawing students and professional design seminar attendees... "Know your subject, and know your color choices".
I travel extensively to sketch and paint the beauty found in the landscapes and people of the American West and Southwest, Mexico, Scotland, Ireland, France, and Italy.
I have taught and guest lectured Drawing, Figure Drawing, Painting, and Design at Front Range Community College, Metro State University and Community College of Denver. I have also taught Architectural and Interior Design Drawing to members of the International Society of Interior Designers (ISID) as a series of national professional continuing education seminars in Arizona, Nevada, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
My original artworks are represented in the permanent collections of Jack Richeson & Co., Inc.; U.S. Embassy in Rome; Seagate Technology, University of Northern Colorado; and dozens of private collections nationwide.
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