Before Design, there was Fine Art.
I have been a successful working artist for over 20 years. I use acrylic paint to bring nature into our homes and our lives. I delight in taking small delicate leaves, petals of flowers, droplets of water - things we don't usually notice - and making them inescapable and brilliant.
I paint in a style called 'photorealism.' In other words, my paintings end up looking like the photo that I use as my source image. So much so that they are often mistaken for photographs. However, my paintings always have subtle differences than the source image. I like to think I bring a level of vitality to each painting, and bring the image to life to some degree. At least that's my hope! I also feel that there is something in the translation from eye to hand that is my own emotions and communications of how I am feeling that gets brought into each piece.
I am a mostly self-taught artist. I completed a Minor in Studio Art way back in college, but that only included one painting class. The rest is all just me, challenging myself, and painting exactly what I want to bring to the world.
Please drop me a line and let me know what you think of my work.
Have an idea for a piece that you don't see here? Let's chat! I'm always up for commissioned work.
My pricing is the same, commission or not. I price per square inch to make it easy on us both.
Bainbridge Island, WA