Welcome To My Art Gallery

The world is full of wonder and glory.

My aim is to inspire and share it with you through the medium of paint.  

"Art is a harmony parallel with nature." 

                                  Paul Cezanne

A Little Bit About Me

I am a recent fine art graduate from Wright State University.  My focus is painting with oil on canvas. I am a professional and working artist. 

I am currently the Interim Gallery Director at the Dayton Society of Artists. I recently completed my Arts Management Certificate through  CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts) 

I exhibit nationally and internationally, paint commissions in portraiture, landscape, and contemporary art.  I particularly enjoy painting Alla Prima by observing color relationships. 

A Few Thoughts

Life as an Artist

An artist lives in the here and now.  Atmospheres are very important: the weather changes, emotions change,  light changes, temperature changes;  each moment is new.  To be aware, move appropriately, and interact with time in a sensitive and self affirming way, is an art in itself. To create, one must take these things into consideration to evolve and grow. Seeing the importance of art and its power to move people impels me to work daily to develop as an artist.

Here are a few quotes that are of particular inspiration to me that you may enjoy:

"Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience."

 Paul Cezanne

"Art is not a handicraft, it is a transmission of feeling the artist has experienced."

Leo Tolstoy

"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art." 

Leonardo da Vinci

"An artist paints with his brains and not with his hands."