Self taught oil artist born in Chicago, but grew up in the desert SW. I have had my own line of SW jewelry for the past 25 years using Copper, Red Brass, and Sterling Silver.. successfully selling at art fairs throughout the SW states, however, it turned into a job and was not satisfying my creative spirit.
I started painting in 2008.. and loving every minute. I especially like painting animals trying to capture their curious personalities and quirky traits.. some expressions are priceless with loads of personality.. luckily, there is never a shortage of volunteers. At first I tried to make everything realistic but it just wasn’t working, so.. I like to call my style a bit of realism/impressionism with a big dash of humor.