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   Before Design, there was Fine Art. 


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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.

  Recent Work  


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


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