Meet the Artist

He has filled him with God’s Spirit, with wisdom, understanding, and ability in every kind of craft to design artistic works…      Exodus 35:31

 

Artist Statement

Creativity has been a part of my life from the time I could hold a crayon. I would adjust the pressure on the crayon to see how many values I could get from a single color; before I even knew what “value” meant. My first memory of pencil and paper is sitting down with a ruler and designing my dream house with fine detail. I love details!

This early interest in art carried me all through the school years and into college where I received my BFA, but I credit my growth as an artist to the years of practice with a variety of mediums and the amazing artists and mentors I’ve been blessed to study under. I have been fortunate to travel the world and experience a variety of art and cultures. These life experiences have given me an appreciation for many art mediums and styles.

I began working with gouache and ink as a graphic artist in the 80’s, in the 90’s I discovered European folk art and spent two decades as an acrylic painter. Then ten years ago I began playing with watercolors; taking a sketchbook and paint set with me everywhere I’d go. Most recently I have been enjoying colored pencils, as well as exploring plein air painting – two nearly opposite mediums and styles, as one lends to the details I love so much and the other a challenge to be more relaxed and expressive with my brushstrokes.

I am never lacking for a subject to paint or draw as the Master Artist has given us such an abundance to explore, from the tiniest creature to the most majestic landscape. It is my hope that regardless of the subject or the medium used, my art will invite the viewer to discover both the simple beauty and the awe-inspiring intricacies of our incredible world.

 

Education & Career