"If you love nature, you will find beauty everywhere."
- Vincent van Gogh
In 2015 after stumbling upon the quote above, in a beautiful arboretum, in England, I made the bold decision to leave my steady job as a horticulture consultant and dive head first into art. I have never looked back since. Today, I am primarily an oil painter but to be a good painter, I feel one must have the ability to draw well also, and I go back and forth between the two as often as I can - drawing with oil and painting with charcoal.
My work varies according to my thoughts and mood but landscapes and trees are a common theme. I am both self taught and a student of the academic tradition. From 2017 to 2020, I worked alongside Ron Cheek at the Texas Academy of Figurative Art in Fort Worth, Texas, eventually earning my drawing certificate. Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of COVID, I was not able to complete the painting program but I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and skill surrounding the old Master's working methods.
My vision is to express how I feel, about what I see, through my work, with the hope that it can bring others closer to nature too, and give the opportunity feel it's harmony, peace, and inclusiveness.
In my gallery is a sample of my work. If you would like to see more examples, visit my studio, or are interested in purchasing a piece, please give me a call at: (509) 570-6287 and I would be happy to discuss the matter with you.
I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.