Someone recently asked me why I paint. I responded with something l thought moderately profound at the time—something like “because it brings me peace, tranquility, and happiness.” But the question stayed in my mind. It forced me to really search my soul and think about the reasons behind why I do what I do.Read More
One thing people typically do not realize when they purchase one of my framed paintings is that I make the majority of the frames myself. I’ve always invested time in the essential task of framing my artwork.Read More
Back when I was a young man in high school all I wanted to do was play football. I enjoyed the game immensely. All my spare time was devoted to conditioning and developing the skills necessary to play and succeed at football. Being an artist was the furthest thing from my mind.Read More
Everyone has heard the phrase: "Today is the first day of the rest of your life."
It’s a statement that means—regardless of what has happened in the past—we have the opportunity to restart, recommit, or totally change every single day.
Today marks an important moment for me. I’m officially retired.Read More
The holidays are upon us. This time of year is filled with family, friends and festive activities. It’s also a season brimming with wonder, warmth and joy—the feelings that inspired the creation of my annual holiday painting “The Yule Wreath.”
This rustic, seasonal, original watercolor painting is available for purchase through my Etsy shop or through my website. But this year, I decided to launch a giveaway that will turn into another fun tradition to share with customers and fans.Read More
Over the past few weeks, I've been working on a series of miniature paintings in preparation for an upcoming exhibition with the Cider Painters of America. The Cider Painters were formed in Dallas, Pennsylvania in 1983 and strive to promote miniature painting. Works cannot be more than 5 x 3 inches. Many members work with magnifying glasses and use extra fine brushes for their tiny works. Membership is by invitation only.Read More
I am excited to be nearing the completion of my first commissioned painting obtained through my Etsy shop. The customer plans to give the finished product as a gift—and I was flattered she thought enough of my work to make the request.Read More
In a short period of time this section will contain updates on my work, upcoming gallery shows, and a visual look at what inspires my artwork and paintings. I hope you'll check back and visit again soon.