My work is represented in these locations: Daily Paintworks
Thanks for visiting! I live in North Bend, Washington. My favorite painting and drawing mediums are oils, pen and ink, pencils, watercolor and pastels...in that order! I consider myself a portrait/figure painter that is always experimenting with other things like still life, landscape and animals because I love to learn!
I began my classical art training in college with hopes of an art degree but I was too impatient and decided to look for quality workshops instead. My two favorite instructors were Tom Sherwood (2 years of a very intense study on the figure) and Ned Mueller (several workshops) who encouraged a strong emphasis on values. I have also been guilty of facilitating my own figure group for a year.
Here's a list of Workshops, Schools I've attended and On-line courses:
Lewis Clark State College
Graphic Arts and Reproductions- Lewiston Vo-tech
Bellingham Vo-tech-calligrahy, illustration
Tom Sherwood -The Drawing Class
Ned Mueller- Portraits and Plein Air
Bron Smith-Illustrating for & submitting work to magazines and children's books
Lois McFarland- still life
Judith McNea- still life
Al McNea -perspective, landscape and still life
Matt Smith's DVD's
Burton Silverman-Breaking The Rules,
Drawing the Language of Vision and Painting the Figure
Richard Robinsons Color Course
Carol Marine's Art Bytes - all of them!
Leslie Saeta's 'webnARTs 101 and 102'
Daniel Keys Video
New Masters Academy: Steve Huston and Glenn Vilppu, Chris Legaspi
I worked in an art gallery for a few years selling my paintings there and learning how to frame, so helpful! Here I am, one tube of paint at a time, my own studio and selling paintings! I am very thankful for my family, my art experiences and all the friendships I've made along the way. The relationship I am most thankful for is with Jesus who has been my rock and blessed me over and over!