Born and raised in Belleville, IL. My family and friends.
Outdoors, experiencing nature and sunlight.
Growing up spending time outdoors. Nature has always been my favorite subject to paint.
As a kid I knew I could draw and paint. My mother was very artistic and creative.
Mornings definitely and listening to ‘80s music.
My yellow lab, Toby, was my painting partner for years. Unfortunately, I spend most painting alone now.
I spend a lot of time layering paint and blending as opposed to “filling in the blanks” with one color.
Use good quality paint, replace brushes regularly, and prepare your work surface correctly.
“Paint with the artist” has been a favorite part of events benefiting wildlife organizations.
I spend time with individuals with little to no painting experience while they assist in putting the finishing touches on a piece.