Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Always a Painter

From 1988 (yes, I know I am dating myself), a slab built bisque fired pot with slip decoration, completed during my undergraduate studies at Michigan State University. At the time I made this, I was seeking my voice. Little did I know that I was always a painter - now it seems so incredibly obvious!

I approached everything, even photography, this way. Trying to capture a trace of the object upon the surface of whatever I was working with. Building a dimensional space inside the confines of mark making.

At the time I created this pot (which, unfortunately, exploded during the bisque firing and never received a final glaze - you can see my feeble attempts at gluing it back together on the bottom edge), I knew I saw and experienced things differently that others, but didn't fully understand what that meant.

Today I had the distinct privilege of returning to my alma mater and telling the BFA and MFA candidates as much. I did a number of studio visits and critiques, visited a couple of classes, re-connected with a professor of mine, and presented as part of their senior seminar.

And yet I came home, the graduate of 20 some years, acutely aware of all I still need to learn.

Thanks for following along with my artwork,


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