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About Me

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My Background


I have been fascinated all of my life with Fine Arts including Painting and Drawing. I studied Fine Art at Tulane University in New Orleans and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art. I am currently enjoying a rebirth and have entered into a new phase after many turns in the road along my career path which took me in and out of Corporate America. I renewed my Fine Art studies at the Glassell School of Art in Houston and the Chelsea Classical Studios in New York. I have traveled extensively to see many works of Art in such countries as Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom including Monet, Picasso and the Dutch Masters. I am currently entering into a phase where I am seeking exhibition opportunities and markets for my artworks. Recently I took a further step and opened my studio at Silver Street Studios in Sawyer Yards in Houston, TX.

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My Medium

My artwork is characterized by my impressions of the natural world including figures, landscapes and wildlife. I begin my pieces with a study using sketches and photographs. Using layering of oils and glazes, I build color compositions and forms which mimic the rhythms in nature. The final product is a compilation and evolution of color, line, and form. I  am influenced by the natural balance in nature and relationships which spill over into my pieces.

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My Inspiration

I enjoy traveling and viewing nature.  I love recreating figures, plants and wildlife in my work. Currently, I find inspiration in the impressionistic works. My art fulfills a personal need and represents my life’s journey. My style is characterized by energetic brushwork applied in small, quick strokes which captures the light and color from nature.