I am a professional artist and designer and have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas. I am trained in drawing, painting, printmaking, design, metal fabrication and casting. I have produced many commissioned works of the years including drawings, paintings, illustrations, printmaking and more. I write and illustrate for a few different magazines.
The examples for Drawing, Painting and Printing are a wide variety of works including linocut or woodblock cut prints, watercolor and graphite on paper, and oil on canvas. I also work in serigraphy (silkscreen), intaglio (etching), and mixed media.
My work is not what would be considered traditionally conceptual, as the final aesthetics are very important, but the idea is just as important. In fact the idea is the driving force for the choices I make in the work. I have produced commissioned works for life events such as engagements, marriages, births, new employment, major life changes, new home, retirement, memorials, remembrance, awards, honors and more. Sometimes work is commissioned because the client just liked the work and was looking for a new element in their space.
Whatever your reason for wanting to have a drawing, painting or print made, I am committed to the process of understanding the heart of what you desire, translating this idea and bringing it to life.
My work is driven by my love of shape and form. I have been drawing from an early age and it is important in all of my work. Sometimes I choose to represent life and other times I choose abstraction. I take commissions while also producing my original designs. My fine artwork is available upon request.
If you have a certain deadline or event you are trying to meet, please let me know ahead of time, so I can make sure that I can fulfill your needs as there are many elements that are required to produce a commissioned sculpture. I have made small works in a few weeks time, but many times the process of making art takes some time. Depending on the level of description, and your communication as well as the detail, size and materials will determine how long each work requires. Please plan accordingly.
Thank you for letting me share my work with you. I always appreciate referrals, as they are praise from a satisfied client.
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