A face talks to me even when a person is silent. I paint portraits to explore the individual characteristics of each of my subjects.
My paintings are realistic and expressive. Many works are larger than life-size. Subjects are frequently in the performing arts, but I also find satisfaction in depicting a special moment or someone in quiet reflection. My goal is to capture the essence of a subject which may be at the height of an expressive flourish on stage, or a moment of quiet thought. Through portraits, I invite a viewer to discover and reflect upon my subjects in their defining moments.
I have been working in ‘the arts’ all my life. I have a BFA from Boise State University, emphasis painting and art history – Magnum Cum Laude. I am an award winning artist having participated in 100+ exhibitions.
In addition to being a fine art painter, I am president of Boise Open Studios Collective Organization (BOSCO), a Treasure Valley Artists Association member, a Boise Art Museum docent, Garden City Library “Books & Brushes” curator and a painting instructor.