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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.

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Plein Air from Wyoming Trip

I had a great trip up to Wyoming - I spent the week painting and taking reference pictures with another artist friend from Tucson who judged a show and taught a workshop while we were there.  The area we were around was Dubois and then further up to the Tetons, a place that I fell in love with last fall at the Jim Wilcox class I attended.  One of the ranches that we got to paint on was once owned by Walt Disney and the Ranch owner gave us a grand tour.  The weather was beautiful, the scenery stunning, and my inspiration is once more sparked.  I am offering several of the plein air paintings from the trip on ebay beginning this week so if you are interested in my work from the trip, please take a look.   I am also working on a new larger piece of Mt. Moran from Jackson that I will be launching in a few days - Love that place!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wyoming Road Trip - Painting and Pictures

Here is an update on my week:   I'm in Wyoming doing a painting trip with another artist friend. The picture is one of the hundreds of references I've gotten over the last couple of days - (very little sleep, lot's of driving, painting and taking pictures... and junk food).  I'll be back in Tucson next week and will be posting new work soon!