Where the beauty of reality unfolds through the strokes of artistic expression. As a realistic artist, I believe in the power of capturing the essence of life in its purest form. My work is a celebration of the tangible and the intangible, where each piece is a testament to the intricacies and marvels of the world we inhabit.
Every stroke on my canvas or paper tells a story—a story of life's triumphs, struggles, and the quiet moments in between. I believe in the narrative power of art, and through my brushstrokes, I strive to communicate the unspoken tales that resonate with each observer. Realism, to me, is not just about replicating what the eye sees but about conveying the untold stories that lie beneath the surface.
Why Realism Matters
In a world that often moves too fast, realism serves as an anchor. It’s not just about replicating what we see; it's about forging a deep connection between you and the subject. My art invites you to pause, observe, and immerse yourself in the intricate details that define our shared human experience
Explore the gallery, and discover the extraordinary in the ordinary. Every view adds meaning to the piece.
My Story I have called myself an artist since I was a very young child, and have always found my efforts were encouraged. I never even thought to question that this is what I was meant to do. 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 which I really enjoyed.
Many years of struggle were finally paying off. This, of course is when the epic comedy that is life decided to intervene. I refer to it as a "Lemony Snicket level, series of unfortunate events". Divorces, illnesses and deaths in the family, which derailed my plans. By 2014, I made the decision to stop traveling but continued to teach locally and online till 2020.
I then spent some time figuring out what's next. I did some sculpting, explored new mediums and learned some business and computer skills. Presently, my focus lies on creating my own art, which I sell mainly through online platforms. I release just a few originals for sale each few months 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 now sell my digital prints here, along with luxury canvas and paper prints, released original art and portrait commissions.
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!
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