I am a second generation fine artist, because I was raised around one; I take creating art very seriously. I have represtented artists in fine art galleries, have a BA in Fine Art from Washington State University and worked for a time in a fine art foundry. It wasn’t until I actually came to my own easel that I found my bliss.
I know that a professional has a creative journey and right now my path is with pastels. I love the layers that are needed to create the right color and effect for your image. I love the softness of the medium and the challenge it creates by its own virtue.
My belief is successful art invites your involvement, provokes emotion or an unconscious reaction. If someone walks up and puts their nose inches away from one of my paintings, I smile. Someone is visually grabbed by what I have painted and physically stops; I am awed and humbled. When I stop and stare at something that someone painted, I feel like that is a good artist. That piece has caught me for a moment, pulled me off of my current path and made me stand still.
Art like that is a success and it is a powerful feeling to either have created it or experienced it. I like to capture a place where I’ve stopped to enjoy the power of the world we live in. Light and color captured by a water in a stream. I look for a hint of green and a touch of yellow. It is there and if you stop and experience the moment. I am fascinated by how many colors are there in a grey cloud in the sky. Pastel moves across the surface of my board, painting with it is where I am the most content.
I currently live in Sagle Idaho with a very patient husband, an enduring teenage son, several animals and various chickens.
152 Cowboy Way
Sagle, ID 83860