Elevating everyday moments into fine art
-this is my mantra. I am drawn to objects of beauty that still have the impression of the craftsman’s hand. I value all hand-cultivated arts and strive to incorporate these items into my paintings.
12 x 20 inches, Oil on Linen
This vintage quilt is one of my favorites in my collection. It is in bad shape and cannot be used as a true blanket, however I am happy that it given new life as the backdrop in paintings. Don’t you just love the mix of red, blue, and gray fabrics?
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A little about me:
I am an artist and teacher living in Alexandria, VA.
I am someone who seeks clarity of ideas. I am drawn to color, pattern, and detail. In my artwork, I am fascinated with incorporating beauty observed in my surroundings, always striving to celebrate the simple moments of life.
It is with much gratitude that I find myself an artist today. This was not always the case. I went to school to be an architect, and then practiced for nine years.
On the eve of turning 35, I left the architectural profession to pursue being an artist full-time. I parlayed the strong observational and sketching skills gained from being an architect towards mastering representational oil painting. By establishing a self-directed study plan, I gained proficiency by attending art classes and workshops, and by copying masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Now I work and teach in my home studio and garden, creating paintings that are firmly rooted in intensive observation while celebrating the seasons of the year.
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