Who Goes There?! 2.5 x 2.5"
When I photographed this owl he looked so perturbed! What an invasion of privacy! How could I not paint him? I can relate to his grumpyness. After all, winter is a bear to get through!
Here is a tribute to our country. It's sad that we have become so stubbornly bipartisan in our ways but I can't imagine that it was any easier for our forefathers. This is a watercolor miniature on illustration board. It measures 2.25 x 3.75"
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.