Watercolors/Pastels/Acrylics/Jewelry

Watercolors/Pastels/Acrylics/Jewelry


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I consider myself an ultra realistic artist.  I have always loved nature and design.  My art represents years of seeing beautiful things around me.  The paintings are about the subjects I find interesting, flowers (most of which I grow myself), rocks, insects, and my travels.  I am an avid photographer, but the only problem with a photograph is that they can never take me to that special place that paint does.  When I paint, I become very intimate with every detail of the subject.  I have discovered how the intricate design of insect wings is so much like the veins of a flower petal and how multiple textures and colors define different rocks and surfaces.  The paint and I take a journey.  At times it becomes an adventure filled with frustrating moments and problems to be solved, but as with all adventures I am always enriched by the experience.  

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My Background

I started as a commercial graphic artist and spent many years working for a national advertising agency.  I also worked as a courtroom illustrator for television.   It was a very rewarding career, but I alway wanted to paint the images that I loved the most

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My Medium

I enjoy working with many different mediums, such as watercolors, acrylics, and pastels. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to the artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.

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My Awards

The award I'm most proud of was being selected as one of the featured watercolor artists from over 1700 worldwide entries in Splash 16, The Best of Watercolor,"Achemon Sphinx" studies the subtleties of color and texture in nature.