Some people say I’ve been drawing ever since the first time I held a pencil and that can’t be much of an exaggeration! For as long as I can remember I’ve been “an artist”. My love of drawing was apparent at a young age and one that has continued with me.
During my teenage years, in a quest for improvement, I discovered Lee Hammond‘s book, “How To Draw Lifelike Portraits From Photographs”. The encouragement and friendship with Lee that I received resulted in a dramatic improvement in my drawings.
When I was a senior in high school I had the opportunity to study for a week under the instruction of American Artist Mitchell Tolle and was introduced for the first time to the art of watercolor painting. The whole experience had a profound and life-changing impact on my life. I have continued to learn under his teaching and consider him to be an invaluable mentor, critic and friend.
Although just recently starting the marketing part of my art career, for several years my work has been present at special organization and charity auctions. (Selling at well over retail price.) I take my art very seriously and after the many hours of loving labor in each piece (some pieces taking 40+ hours) I feel like they contain a piece of my heart.
I have been called “one of the most capable and promising artists Kentucky has produced” and have been voted one of the Best Artists in Kentucky by the readers of Kentucky Living Magazine for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to browse the gallery. You can also keep up on the latest by “liking” my page over on Facebook. And come back soon, mkay?