I love painting outside from nature. I like to know a place and physically be a part of it while I work. Most of my painting is done outside from life because it brings excitement and immediacy to the artistic process. In a few brief hours before the light and weather conditions have altered, I strive to portray the physical and emotional variety of my environment. My goal is to make paintings that convey the spirit of the subject with authenticity and truth. I find joy and delight in this experience and I hope to communicate this joy to the viewer.

I received a bachelors degree in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and pursued a masters degree in Art Education from The Ohio State University. In my working life I have been a designer of textiles, a graphic artist for digital and print publications, and an educator, technical director and computer graphics animator at Disney Animation studios, Los Angeles, CA.

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