I just pulled these guys out of the closet and finished them. They've only been sitting there for a couple of months. Sometimes paintings get shoved aside when times get busy. It was fun completing this miniature. The composition is a whopping 3"X3" and took way longer than I would have liked to have finished. Still though...I'm happy with the results. Now on to the next...a mini landscape perhaps? Stay tuned...
Yes, I realize fall is over and done with...but...it's my favorite season! And as I find myself cowering in my studio, safe from the viscious cold, my thoughts, (and brush) turn back to the glorious days of hiking through gilded-leaved woods. It's what keeps me sane in January! Happy ponderings!
I've never been a patient person. The winter months are long and trying so I work with as vibrant colors the palette offers to chase away the winter doldrums. Spring can't come early enough for me so I paint the garden beauties with the faith that color will some day soon greet me OUTSIDE my studio doors!
I grew up in culturally diverse San Francisco Bay Area and indulged in all forms of creative venues varying from music and dance to rich visual treats at museums.
I earned a BFA in Graphic Design at CCA and relished in the fine arts and design courses offered there. I graduated just before the dawn of computer graphics applications and have always felt blessed to be one of the last students taught the disciplines of exacting, hands-on skills required of the pre-computerized field. We were trained to apply strict adherence to detail and almost Zen-like focus on precise execution. This disciplined arts oriented ideology has influenced my approach not only to what I do in the studio but to life in general.
Of course, I have learned computer graphics applications since. I would be deceiving myself if I didn’t embrace one of the most amazing and flexible tools available to the modern day artist/designer. I only hope my work reflects that of carefully thought out artistry and evokes sentiments of beauty and balance as good design is meant to do. Hopefully my passion for thought provoking art coupled with love of the outdoors brings you visual contentment and joy.