My enjoyment of art began at an early age in Tennessee. Early training was by private lessons with an expert in the Impressionist period and its techniques, where I learned the importance of perspective, composition, shape, value, tone and balance. Through the years, by self education, I have painted most of my work in acrylics. I feel a certain magic while painting with them.
I paint many different subjects in many different styles, but the impressionistic and abstract styles are my favorites. Inspiration comes from shapes in the world around me. After choosing a subject, it is painted using a technique I developed which utilizes the laying down of a base layer of thinned, mixed paint, followed by a brushed basic painting, and finalized with paint layed with a pallet knife After much attention to shape and form, an amazing painting suddenly emerges.
I would have never guessed a year ago that I would presently be so furiously painting and enjoying it so much!