Statement

I am transported by the visually sublime...there is so much beauty in nature and I believe we were created to share in the joy of complementing and collaborating with it. I think that is why I am drawn to realism.

I work with the figure and still life predominantly. Delicate illumination is a visual goal I try to achieve through the exploration of value and color. Muted mid-tones are layered with contrasing colors or brighter/darker values in order to achieve depth and a bit of sparkle.

Occasionally, I try to inject an idea behind what I depict as I have discovered creating art can be a spiritual journey. I may use metaphor or visual puns but there are also times when all I want to do is convey something beautiful. There is serenity in many of my works, an inner voice striving to speak softly.

In addition to exhibiting online, I have exhibited in galleries and through many juried exhibitions. Though I currently reside in my native home, Virginia, I have also had opportunity to expose my work while living abroad in England and Austria. My work has been sold to collectors in the US, Europe and the UK. 

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