DIGITAL FINE ARTIST with a background in watercolor, commercial illustration, and industrial arts. For more than 30 years I've
been creating full-color high-resolution and line-art graphics using
hand-drawing and painting techniques with digital tools. (Full CV)
As a watercolor artist, I showed and placed in juried competitions for more than a decade including the Kalamazoo Institute of Art in Michigan, the Burpee Art Museum in Rockford, IL, Watercolor Wisconsin in Racine, and the Bergstrom Gallery in Neenah, WI.
Now I paint with light instead of paints and inks.
While I put away my brushes years ago, my tactile drawing skills remain honed because I sketch on paper and use a stylus with
a Wacom tablet every day.
tools include many applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, and
others. Commercially, I have created thousands of art designs for stone monument engraving, technical illustrations, cover art
for books and CDs, and t-shirt graphics. I’ve also done cartooning, animations, and
But my heart is in my fine art.
a painter, I consider myself a conduit. Each painting is an act of faith and improvisation, an allowing of the images to come forth, viscerally feeling my way into creating them, with intention but rarely preconception.
My painterly intentions are about emotion. I seek shapes, palettes, contrast, and movement in my art that feels good, that creates positive feelings. You will frequently see circles in my art because they evoke a sense of the sacred, of peace, joy, harmony, and eternity.
Many of my pieces are meditative art, ideal for spaces in your home or workplace which call for calm, centered, uplifted, inspired, and energized feelings. Other paintings are just plain fun!
My paintings are the result of a lifetime of faith. I started painting with light in
the Wright-brothers era of digital art, pre-Windows, when dot-matrix
printers reigned king, when the Amiga platform vied for market share,
when Photoshop was version 1.0 on a floppy disk, and when the art world
laughed at the idea of computers as legitimate tools for artists. Back
then, nothing was archival. For decades I painted without a good way to share them with the world.
But I kept the faith. I knew technology would eventually catch up with my vision.
That day has finally come!
I hope the images that come forth through my process bring you as much enjoyment as they have brought me along the journey of their creation! I am so glad you are here!
P.S. My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.