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Artist Statement

My passion is to create beautiful art that puts a smile in your heart. When you view one of my paintings I hope that you feel transported to a comfortable place of love and appreciation.

Using oil colors, I paint realistic artwork from 2 inches to 4 feet tall. My still life, portrait, landscape, animal and miniature paintings are in private, corporate and museum collections across the world. Often, people see a piece that urges them to ask if I can paint it in a different size or color. The answer is always yes! I delight in painting commissions.

I have worked hard to earn signature memberships and awards in many societies and art shows. Yet, I can’t imagine a life without this art journey. Please put a smile in MY heart and join me on it. I promise, if you love my art, it loves you back.

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Artist Biography

If you love my paintings they love you back. I have painted realistic fine art since the 1980’s when I worked as a biochemical engineer. In 2010, I turned my passion for the visual arts into a full time career. 

My work has earned me a long resume. I consider each of  my awards, signature memberships, museum acquisitions, published features and interviews to be affirmations along my art journey. Explore my website to see the palm sized miniature art I create under magnification. Then browse the larger works, up to four feet tall.

I create each piece with intention. They invite the viewer to feel appreciated, comforted, engaged and at peace. While my subject matter varies, every painting has a job. It makes your heart smile. Can you feel the breeze? Do you hear the birds chirping? Can you relate to the mood on that face? Do you want to lean in and smell that flower or taste that grape? Good. Mission accomplished.



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"Toasted", oil

"A Salty Exposition", oil

"Inside Look Out ", oil