I have always had an appreciation for fine art, but only in the last twelve years have I developed my own talents as an artist.
I took a few workshops in oil painting as a younger person, and in more recent years increased my skills through lessons with Tom Murphy through MATC and through a variety of classes and workshops. I have studied with Leah Griffith Boyce (University of Wisconsin Extension), Diane Rath, a painter and teacher at the Palette and Chisel in Chicago, Greg Kreutz, a New York painter with national recognition At the Scottsdale Artists School I have studies with Xiang Zhang, a nationally known Texas painter of portraits and western scenes and Hedi Moran, a floral artist. At the Art League of Bonita Springs in Florida, I have studied with Jo-Anne O’Brien for the past three years. A workshop with Arizona artist Eric Slayton was my latest intensive session of learning.
In November, 2002, I took part in a two person, month long exhibit at the Frehner Gallery in the Monroe (Wisconsin) Arts Center and until recently my work has been at the Art Beat Gallery in Madison. At the moment my works are on exhibit at the Attic Angles Facility in Madison, Wisconsin.
Many of my paintings today are done as commissioned works, a challenging and somewhat daunting undertaking, but one that often brings out the best in what I have to offer. I have found that there is no end of learning and growing as a painter. There is always MORE! More challenges, more surprises, and more fun.
I choose the subjects that I paint because of their visual and emotional appeal. I hope that you will sense this in my work.
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