I find man to be the most interesting animal ever created. Every face has a past and a story. Using traditional painting techniques, and influenced by history and religion, I explore what it means to be human; to exist in an ever changing environment where we fuse our past and our present to create our future.
My first love is portraiture and the human figure but I have recently started to explore still life painting. I paint my still lifes directly from life with natural north light in my studio in Pennsylvania.
I was born in Iowa but I grew up in Pennsylvania. I earned a B.F.A. from the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School and I went on to study with Daniel Greene in New York. My work appears on book covers and hangs in private and corporate collections around the country. I have taught classes at the Art Association of Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg Art Center, The Carlisle Arts Learning Center, The Carlisle High School Art Enrichment Program as well classes in my studio.