I am a professional artist and have been painting for over thirty-five years. I specialize in painting photo-realistic large scale flowers but also paint landscapes, still life and portraits as well as the occassional plein aire work. I teach oil painting workshops in northern Illinois and will expand this area to include Wisconsin this year.
I particularly enjoy working on the large scale flower pieces and am always on the look out for flowers that I can take photographs of in 'just the perfect light'. I paint from these photographs and slides using the shadows and light to develop the three dimensional effect of the flower.