Artist — Lake Oswego, Oegon
I live in Lake Oswego, Oregon. I am self-taught and I have been painting since the age of ten. While I have worked in watercolor, acrylic, and oils, my current and favorite medium is oil because of its vibrancy of color and its technical difficulty. The subjects of my paintings are large in scope. I am fascinated by bold colors and the interplay of light and dark upon the human face and form and in and upon the water.
I enjoy paintings that are technically complex. A special characteristic of my work is the deliberate interaction of different intensities of reflected or refracted light, and with cast shadows. My compositions are bold. Often, they intentionally blur the line between reality and abstraction. I use light and shadow to convey warmth and cold, motion and silence, and a wide range of emotions. I prefer to paint beyond the distraction of what is conspicuous and to draw attention to what is easily overlooked.
My paintings are in private collections throughout the country.
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I was awarded the best new artist in the 2019 Lakewood Festival of the Arts. That was the first time I was ever in a show.