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I began drawing and painting at a very young age and knew early on that I would choose art for my life. I achieved success early on in high school and college in the arts, but after college, I felt compelled to a career in ministry and have spent many fulfilling years helping others find their purpose in life. Through the years, I continued to paint mostly for enjoyment and as an outlet, but in 2007, I realized that an important part of my own life-purpose was creating and painting. The internet, which of course was not available 25 years ago, is such a useful tool for artist, opening doors and providing exposure that would otherwise not be possible. With this new opportunity, I have been pursuing painting and marketing my art whole heartily, usually painting on a daily basis. I live in Tucson, love to jeep, love to paint and study art, and my paintings are often inspired from some remote mountain location in the high desert.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Next Week with Jim Wilcox

I have all the arrangements set and will be heading up to Jackson Hole for the first week of November (Next Week) for a studio workshop with Jim Wilcox.  I have been forwarned that this is a heavy duty WORKshop and that I will be WORKED - I am looking forward to it!  
 Check out Jim's work at the following link:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Photos of Kadi and Jeff from "Paint the Aspens"

Had a great time the last few days painting in the White Mountains of Arizona.  Kadi, my daughter, and I participated in a plein air event and had a blast! We each have 3 paintings hanging in the show.   The following is an article about the event:

Paint the Aspens Welcomes 35 Artists
Paint the Aspens will welcome 35 artists to the White Mountains to paint the fall landscape beginning Saturday.The artists will paint on location (plein air) through the week, and prepare their work for the reception and judging Oct. 9, from 3 - 7 pm at the High Country Art Gallery in Pinetop. NEAFAA (the Northeastern Arizona Fine Art Association) created this year's event in conjunction with the Arizona Plein Air Painters Association.  Since the paintings were created during the week, some may still be wet.  "This is the largest field of painters in the history of Paint the Aspens," noted Co-Chair Gwen Meyer, whose gallery, Joyous Lake, hosted the show from 2005 through 2008.  "We have top quality artists coming from all over Arizona, and as far west as California..."  Gabor Svagrik, judge for the event, will award almost $1,000 in cash prizes, and hold a workshop the following Sunday morning, Oct. 10, for those interested in learning plein air painting. Additional prizes will be awarded by the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside and the artists. The public will also be invited to participate in a "People's Choice" award.  The High Country Art Gallery is located at 592 W. White Mountain Blvd., next to Paradise Anglers. Information about the event and, after they are created, paintings from the show, can be found at highcountryartgallery.com. The show closes Oct. 24.       
Here is a link to the show: