Making Art


When it comes to painters, I’ve known several world-class artists. When it comes to artists, I’ve always wanted to be one but found Etch-a-Sketch too complicated to control and watercolors too unforgiving. In about 2007, I discovered how oil paints and acrylics covered, meaning I could add layers and finish with white (which is opposite what a watercolorist must do). I wondered why I hadn’t known that earlier.

Since, my self-taught hack approach has produced only delight (for me!) as I continue to learn to paint what I see. My technique and confidence are growing, bolstered by the more recent fact that people have purchased many of my paintings which formerly hung only in my own home or the homes of next of kin.

Painting isn’t hard–it’s excruciating! I’ll be forever blessed by the knowledge of just how hard nature and man’s placement of buildings and other objects can be to capture in myriad splendid forms. And, it is as fun as it is hard, a catharsis, escape, and buffer of the best form. 

For custom works, to acquire an original, or to purchase archive-quality prints (available for each piece below), contact me here.


Alice’s Cows (8×10, sold)