"I create plein air oil
paintings that remain true to nature's color tones. This is accomplished
by mixing the three primary colors to create harmony within my
work. My love of plein air painting started with my rural upbringing
in the rolling hills of Wyoming. In sixth grade, I won a state-wide
art contest and never looked back. After receiving my B.A. in
Art, I worked as an architectural illustrator. In 2002, a trip
through Europe inspired me to renew my passion for oil painting."
"My art education is enhanced
by attending numerous week-long plein air workshops with well-established
mentor artists and by studying classic art books from and about
Impressionist masters and early California Impressionists. This
knowledge blends with my innate style and flows onto my canvases
to draw observers into my oil paintings. I'm equally comfortable
painting landscapes, seascapes, figures, and architecturally
interesting homes and buildings."
"My sole interest lies in
painting what inspires me beginning with well-selected compositions.
Because of my philosophy and goal to create original museum-quality
oils paintings, I do not reproduce my work."
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