About Me

  As an artist I am constantly inspired to paint and draw from nature and most nature-related subjects.  This focus has played a dominant role in my art since college and more specifically, since my graduate show at NIU entitled "Sea Life in Depth".  Many years ago I considered a career in scientific illustration, but I became so excited about  color, texture and design that I felt more attracted to the abstract quality of nature.  While I will always remain IN AWE of feeling paint on paper or canvas, I have ventured into a more digital mode in the past few years.  Like many other digital artists, I like to sketch, then scan my work into a digital program, such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.  Then I am able to experiment with my favorites: color, texture and design.  My most recent work has progressed with a more narrative feel because of this new interest in digital work.  I feel all this has very exciting and far reaching potential for me as well as for my work.  Thank you for visiting my site.  Please click on my 'Contact' page if you have a question for me.