Welcome to my online studio.
I invite you to come on in and explore my work.
Although known for my detailed works in watercolor, which was a long time passion for me, I have moved in a new direction. I still enjoy watercolor, create custom watercolor portraits and provide both demos and workshops for a number of groups each year.
My current work includes oil portraiture and large scale oil finger paintings. I love the more tactile aspect and the freedom of expression with the medium. I still enjoy realism, particularly capturing the essence of life, but I am slowly evolving to working in a more impressionistic fashion.
I love taking commission work in any medium. Call me if you have a special project in mind!
I majored in Fine Art in college, and then worked tirelessly on my painting skills while my 3 children were young. I painted at night, while they slept. I showed my work, entering tons of competitions and shows. I eventually became best known for my works in watercolor highlighting unusual vantage points, although I do work in many mediums and styles to keep things interesting and fresh.
I began selling my original paintings online in 2001. My works in both watercolor and oil are now included in private and permanent collections across the country and have garnered awards in numerous National and International Exhibitions.
Things progressed and my work appeared on the cover and been the subject of a feature articles in American Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist. It has been included in Southwest Art, International Artist, the book Splash 10, and many others.
My first book, Watercolor Depth and Realism, was published by North Light Books 2008. And I produced five instructional DVD's, three with Art Academy Live and a two-DVD series, Secrets in Watercolor, with Artists Network TV. See my full CV here.
I spent the next few years traveling the country teaching workshops and judging art shows. I really enjoyed it but by 2014, I made the decision to stop traveling. I continued to teach locally and online till 2014. I now concentrate on my own work and sell online. I sell available originals here on my website.
I decided I wanted to see my work reach a broader audience so I created my Etsy shop, Art Instantly, to sell Art Print Downloads.
I can make custom paintings of all types and can work with you or your interior designer. Commercial illustrations and logo/branding designs are available as well. If you have a project in mind and don't see a listing for it, just send me a message!
I live and work out of my studio in Houston, Texas.
I look forward to hearing from you!