When did you first realize you were an artist?
I don’t really know, I have always love making things and working with my hands. I took a few art classes in college and the rest is history.
Could you tell us about your work?
I work with oils and a palette knife. I love the layering of color and energy I can achieve this way. I really want to get a sense of the trees flickering in wind.
What artists have influenced your work?
I love Matisse, of course, Van Gogh, and the German Expressionist, the Blu Rider Group in particular.
What is your creative inspiration?
I go through phases, right know I am trying to master city scenes with my plein air painting and in the studio, I am fascinated by how to capture diffused light.
What other interests do you have besides creating art?
I’m an outdoorsy sort. I love to cycle, kayak, sail, garden.
What advice would you give to a new artist?
Experiment with new things and have fun.
Could you give some advice about the business side of being an artist?
Don’t ignore the office work! The studio is awesome, but people need to know you’re there!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now?
I’d like to be painting and teaching workshops along the coast and overseas.
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