I have been working with oils since I was nine years old, when my dad brought me two wooden suitcases of used oil paint and brushes from a garage sale down the street. Must have been 1978. I remember him saying that the paints belonged to a woman almost 100 years old. I remember how blessed I felt to have her set of paints and brushes.
Ever since I can remember I have painted. There was a finger painting of a butterfly that I did in Kindergarten hanging in my moms house all through my childhood. As I got older I thought was going to be an architect. Soon though, I found a love of the airbrush, which I practiced with for many years.
After living in the Caribbean for several years in the early 90’s, I was influenced by the beautiful paradise that I found in the provinces and in the mountains of the country of Haiti. My experience there left an indelible imprint from the the spirit of the earth that permeates all living things around us and is reflected in the art I produced during that time. Landscape painting then became a permanent fixture in my passion as an artist.
I currently reside in Northern California and I’m always working on a painting or two or three. And have been dabbling in stained glass as well.
I hope you enjoy my work. Feel free to leave a comment.