Art Education: I’m mostly self-taught. But that’s not the right term, because many artists have been extremely generous with their knowledge via many platforms, and I’ve learned a great deal through their efforts. Marc Hanson comes to mind as someone who had a huge impact on me through his online presence. I also attended one of his workshops. The continual act of art creation and observation is itself a form of art education.
Style: I work in a representational manner, often en plein air.
Creative Spark: My desire is always to depict something fundamentally elusive, fleeting moments mixed with my own experiences of place and time—something that resonates with me personally. I may not be able to achieve this goal, but I continually desire to reach it.
Biggest Fear: My biggest fear artistically is that I won’t ever be able to effectively communicate through my work and that it will never become easier.
Pet Peeve: I hate the sound of people chewing loudly, and it bothers me when people misuse the word “literally.”
Mantra or Motto: Just don’t give up.
Favorite Studio Music: I have mostly been listening to podcasts in the studio. As artists, we can be in our space alone for a long time, so I like something that occupies my mind. When painting on location, I listen to nature.
Future Goals: To travel, see, learn, improve, grow, and achieve my personal vision of success.
Price Range: $425 to $5,000.
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